Lake Annecy

Haute-Savoie, France

Lake Annecy is a marvel of purity. Its crystal clear and idyllic waters allow the practice of many nautical and sporting activities such as swimming, sailing, diving, boating, fishing, water skiing... A real paradise! In addition, its beaches will delight lovers of idleness. With its pleasant shores, walkers and cyclists will not be left behind. Located by the lake, the village of Talloires is a renowned resort combining relaxation, leisure and water sports. From the Forclaz pass, the panorama of the lake is remarkable. For a truly breathtaking and breathtaking view, nothing beats a paragliding flight over the lake. Thrills and wonder guaranteed!

The lake, very clean, allows you to enjoy swimming and swimming in many places. In summer, the water temperature reaches 22 to 24°C. Every year since 1931, on 15 August, a lake crossing open to everyone has been organised: 1,000 m between the beach of the Imperial and the Gardens of Europe, 2,400 metres from the wooden pontoons of the Petit Port in the town of Annecy-le-Vieux and 5,000 m between Veyrier-du-Lac and Swan Island.

Lake Annecy is a Lake located in the French Alps in Haute-Savoie. By its surface area, it is the second largest glacial lake in France after Le Bourget, very close, and with the exception of the French part of Lake Geneva. The lake was formed at the end of the Würm Glaciation, corresponding to the gradual melting of the great alpine glaciers. It is fed by seven streams and torrents, born in the surrounding mountains and a powerful underwater spring. The basin is bordered to the north by the Annecy conurbation, to the east by the Bornes massif, to the west by the Bauges massif and to the south by the Faverges depression which extends the Bout-du-Lac. The lake discharges its overflow of water into the Thiou which feeds the Fier river northwest of Annecy, which then flows directly into the Rhône. The lake is a very attractive tourist site, known for its many water sports, paragliding, and its environmental qualities allowing the observation of a preserved nature. Lake Annecy belongs to the public domain of the State and the only island it includes, Swan Island, is artificial and is located opposite Annecy. There is a cycle path called "La Voie Verte du lac d'Annecy", located on the western shore of the lake in a dedicated site over a distance of 33 km.