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The region is the ideal setting for your historical, sporting, gourmet and fun events. Located only 30 minutes from Geneva's international airport, Annecy is a surpringly dynamic place with an incomparable quality of life all year round.

The lakes

Lake Annecy surrounded by mountains, is in an enticing location with crystal-clear water reaching 24°C in the summer. Its nature reserves and reed beds help to protect the local fauna beside the lake renowned for the purity of its water. Lake Geneva and Lac du Bourget also contribute to the region's reputation. All of these Alpine lakes are dominated by imposing peaks, emblematic of the region with breathtaking views overlooking Mont Blanc.

The mountains

The Alps and its emblematic massifs are the undeniable trump cards of the region. There are many and varied hiking routes.These vary from the family friendly paths of the Roc de Chère to the more challenging route of the Tournette (2350m altitude), via the more mountainous footpaths of the Aravis or the Bauges, a very well-preserved and hidden away mountain range.

The town

Annecy, known as the Venice of the Alps, has all the ingredients for a magical visit with its old town and picturesque canals lined with colourful arcaded houses. There are many festivities taking place all year round, including the famous 'Fete du Lac' during the first weekend in August. A mountain town with a worldwide reputation for its excellent quality of life and outstanding starred restaurants.

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