How do I find a campground near Annecy?
Capital of Haute-Savoie, Annecy is a city of art with a magnificent architectural unity. The walk through the old Annecy is a real delight. With its charming canals, flowered banks, adorable little bridges and beautiful houses with colourful facades, Annecy is really well known as the Savoyard Venice. It's always a pleasure to stroll along its canals or walk through its pleasant pedestrian streets! In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
What to visit in Annecy?
Located in the south-east of France, in Haute-Savoie, Annecy is nicknamed "the pearl of the French Alps", or "the Venice of the Alps" because of the canals that cross it.
You will discover Annecy, classified as a city of Art and History, through these few must-see places: at the edge of the old town, you will take a stroll through the gardens of Europe via the Pont des Amours; the medieval old town will allow you to walk past the old prisons and climb up to the castle overlooking the old districts; go admire some testimonies of local heritage, such as the Maison Gallo, located on Place Saint-Claire; the Hôtel de Sales, residence of the princes of the House of Savoy; the Cathedral of Saint-Pierre in the old town, with its beautiful organ and wooden sculptures; the Palais de l'Isle dating from the 12th century in the middle of the Thiou canal; the Château de Novel; the Basilica of the Visitation from where you will have a very beautiful view of the city; the many fountains including that of the Saint-Jean well.
Outdoor enthusiasts will not be disappointed and will have the opportunity to practice various activities, water skiing on the beautiful lake, paragliding or hiking. In addition, many events regularly take place in the city: animation film festival in June, Lake Festival in August, descent from the mountain pastures in October. It is impossible to get bored in Annecy: there are also numerous bars and restaurants, a casino, nightclubs, and gastronomy is well represented, between Savoyard fondue and tartiflette, or fresh fish from the lake!
When to go to Annecy?
The city of Annecy has a continental mountain climate. This explains the large thermal amplitude between winter and summer. Thus, the climate of Annecy, like that of Geneva in Switzerland or Turin in Italy, is characterised by four distinct seasons: summer with beautiful sunny and hot days, appreciated by holidaymakers who come to recharge their batteries, winter with fairly frequent snowfalls and transitional seasons such as spring and autumn, which respectively see the improvement and deterioration of weather conditions. Therefore it is up to you to choose under which circumstances you'd like to visit Annecy!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!