3 Night Annecy, Aravis Exclusive Package
3 Night Annecy, Aravis Exclusive Package: Ref: 3AAEP
2nd Class Rail including seat reservations either from Paris Gare de Lyon to Annecy or vice versa
Times: 08:00am – 20:00pm (surcharges are applicable outside these times).
3 nights Pre Carré Hotel 4* or similar, Annecy
1 x Twin/Double Standard Room
Every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday throughout the year, from 08:00am to 12:00pm, the traditional market sets up shop in Old Annecy and proposes an extensive selection of local produce including fruit and vegetables, cheeses and cold cuts... take time out to enjoy the laid-back atmosphere, discover the different stalls and meet with the locals. The market is one of the ‘places-to-be’ where the town’s residents come frequently to do their shopping, to meet and to have a chat! On the last Saturday of every month, a gigantic flea market invades the streets of the old town, from 08:00 am until dusk... a great occasion to pick up a few rather original souvenirs!
Duration: 2 Hrs
Set off for a walking tour of the “Venice of the Alps”, the nickname given to Annecy because of the myriad of canals that criss-cross through its historic centre and discover the town from every possible angle. Old Annecy and its maze of cobblestoned pedestrian streets, its arcades and medieval doorways, the Palais de l’Ile (better known as “Old Prisons”), one of the town’s iconic landmarks and one of the most photographed sites in France, and the Castle-Museum are all definite must-sees. But your guide will also be eager to show you some “curiosities” that very few people ever notice!
3 Courses, drinks excluded.
Why not treat yourself to some Savoyard specialities: tartiflette (made with locally produced PDO cheese, Reblochon), crozets (traditional pasta), diots (local sausages), etc. or taste some of Lake Annecy’s ‘catch-of-the-day’ (or from other Alpine lakes, depending on the season). And, it goes without saying... traditional French cuisine is also high on our list!
Duration: 2 Hrs
Lake Annecy, nestling at the very heart of the French Alps, embraced by never-ending peaks reflecting over its turquoise waters, considered as Europe’s purest lake, beckons to be discovered anytime of the year. Easily accessible by road and by recreational cycle paths, the Lake boasts a wealth of outstanding villages, beaches and viewpoints. In summer, water temperature can easily reach 24°C... just perfect for taking a dip! The lake-mountain synchronicity offers us fabulous opportunities to dream up highly-exceptional, one-of-a-kind tours and breaks. Jump on-board a fast, comfortable boat for a private 2 hour cruise and discover the lake’s exquisite banks, the Roc de Chère caves, the remains of ancient lakeside towns and much, much more! The trip includes stop-offs and a chance to swim in the lagoon. Lake Annecy will no longer hold any secrets for you... your boat pilots/guides will be delighted to show you its countless wonders.
Duration: Full day excursion
With Private English speaking Driver & Guide, Lunch included
Setting out from Annecy, you will travel along the Eastern Bank of the lake, before rapidly ascending to overlook the lake and take in some exceptional panoramic views. The journey continues towards the Col de Bluffy, the impressive gateway between the lake and the mountains. As we go through the mountain pass, you’ll catch a wonderful glimpse of the Castle of Menthon, with its towers soaring high above the lake! Your guide will take you to explore the traditional village of Le Grand Bornand and its heritage centre, which was built in 1830, then later restored and furnished, and where you will learn about local life of yesteryear and the wooden architectural design typical of the Bornes-Aravis region. You will enjoy lunch in a typical restaurant, with a splendid view and you’ll make a stop in a cheese dairy, a local farm where you’ll be introduced to the secrets of the local Cheese making… and enjoy of course a cheese tasting!
3 Courses + Cheese, drinks excluded
Why not experience a special evening in a 1* Michelin star restaurant. Using top quality ingredients, dishes with distinct flavours that are carefully prepared to a consistently high standard.