Lake Annecy & the Savoie frontcountry

  • 2-hour guided tour of Old Annecy
  • 1-hour commented cruise on Lake Annecy
  • Visit to meet a snail farmer-winemaker followed by a tasting session
  • Discovering the Gorges du Fier
  • Guided tour of the Château de Montrottier

Your guide will then take you on a detailed tour of the old town of Annecy, with its enchanting alleyways, historic bridges and impressive arcades. You will get the chance to discover the town’s 2 iconic landmarks – the Castle-Museum towering over the town, and the Palais de l’Ile (or “Old Prisons”), standing in the middle of the Thiou, the river that winds its way through Annecy.

Then you will embark for an hour-long commented cruise across the lake. This round trip, which sets sail from Annecy, is a wonderful opportunity to discover the lake’s majestic setting and to catch a glimpse of the authentic villages and exquisite dwellings dotted around the waterfront.

Then off for the countryside to meet our winemaker and snail breeder. You’ll visit the wine cellars and the farm then sit down to a tasty buffet of local produce. And, who knows, maybe one day you’ll be in a top restaurant and come across one of his products on the menu!

After the meal, you’ll head to the Gorges du Fier, a spectacular narrow canyon, where you’ll walk along a footbridge attached to the rock face, suspended 25 metres above the river. No need to worry though... it’s easy-going and totally risk-free!

If you look up, you’ll see the Château de Montrottier, recognizable by its dungeon, perched 200 m above the gorges. A tour guide will take you on a journey of discovery to view its collections, which have made it become renowned as one of the most exquisite “cabinets of curiosities” in Savoie.

Then back to Annecy at the end of the visit.

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