Annecy in France is a popular tourist destination in a picture perfect setting. The background is dominated by the Alps whilst Annecy Lake shines in the foreground.
Throughout the year festivals, traditional events and exhibitions are held in Annecy, many of which attract people from around the world. The Animated Film Festival ("Festival du film d'animation") is held in June. Events at this film festival include the film competition with screenings and exhibitions; a Film Market where individuals involved in the industry engage in discussions; the Creative Focus and Job Fair for people desiring to present and/or promote their projects; conferences and a symposium.
The Annecy Italian Film Festival is held in October. A traditional event is the Transhumance, a brightly colored parade held when cows, goats and sheep return to summer pastures. Why not organize your holiday in Annecy during one of these fantastic events.
Annecy has many monuments and locations of importance for tourists to explore. The Palais de l'Isle or "Old prison" is said to be one of the most photographed monuments in France and was constructed in the 12th century. Chateau d'Annecy previously home of the Dukes of Genevois-Nemours and Counts of Geneva, today houses the Regional Office of the Alpine Lakes as well as the Art and History Conservatory of Annecy. Make your way to the commercial and political nucleus of Annecy at the Rue Royale which features many shops and gardens as well as the beautiful fountain of Saint-Jean. The gothic style church of Saint-Maurice dates back to the 15th century and contains paintings peculiar to that era. At the Basilique de la Visitation of the 20th century you will discover the tomb of Jeanne de Chantal and Francois de Sales.
You may be interested in enjoying a boat excursion on the stunning Annecy Lake whilst viewing the mountains from a new perspective. Either join a cruise or hire a boat to survey the Annecy Lake. For the more adventurous, why not hit the slopes for some skiing fun.
When planning your holiday in Annecy, it is good to check out the hotels Annecy has to offer as these can vary from luxury hotels to hotel chains. Perhaps you would prefer a small chalet by the lake to a hotel in Annecy. There are some beautiful hotels at Lake Annecy though, so do your homework to find out what will suit you and your pocket.
With so much to do and see a holiday in Annecy, France, is certain to be unforgettable.