Exotic tour a few steps away from lake Annecy

Ciergerie Alby sur Chéran

This day-tour will make you discover unexpected facets of our territory. Ready for amazing encounters?
  • Visit of one of the most beautiful bamboo groves in France
  • Llamas and Saffron , meet a passionated producer
  • Discover a preserved medieval village and its former candle workshop
Did you know that one of the most beautiful bamboo groves in France is located a few kilometers from Lake Annecy?
Over 80 species of rare bamboo and, remarkably, all rustic, ranging from dwarf bamboo and carpet to giant species that can reach more than 12 meters. A botanical curiosity to discover during a stroll commented by their creator.

Then towards to an unique place!

At the gates of the Bauges massif natural park: a llamas breeding. You will get to know these small camelids and enjoy a walk to discover the natural riches of the nearby ponds.
Place of production of saffron in respect of biodiversity, the owner will be honored to present you this activity, make you discover the scent of this most coveted spice in the world and finish with a tasting of saffron products.
After lunch in a family restaurant, you will explore the medieval village of Alby sur Chéran, with its arcades, fountains and cobbled streets... and its former candle workshop
Primarily intended for churches and places of pilgrimage, candles were the result of an artisanal skill that the family has perpetuated for more than a century. This unusual workshop was left as it was, nothing has changed since it closed. The magic of the place is revealed through all the objects present on the spot.