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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Castle
“Take the telepherique/cablecar up to Bastille or hike up the steps for a magnificent view of the city. It is a military fort built in the nineteen century during the war. It now features fun attractions like the cave, views, restaurants and zipline.”
  • 113 locals recommend
Ski Area
“It's the second most visited tourist destination in France for a reason. It's amazing up there in the high mountains. Year round access to climbing, ski the legendary vallee blanche in winter or just get close to Mont Blanc. The lift pass is expensive but worth it. Make sure you go on the train to the Mer de Glace on the same day to make the most of the pass.”
  • 136 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“As you step away from the Annecy Old Town and you stroll along the main canal, the pathway will take you towards the Lac d Annecy (Lake Annecy). This is the third largest lake in France, so bring your camera, because the view is quite impressive! There are plenty of activities to choose from. You can hire a motor boat, or you can choose to get on a pedal boat and take your time relaxing whilst sunbathing in the French sunshine. Alternatively, you can choose to spend some time in the beautiful Jardins de l’Europe (Gardens of Europe). Where else you can relax at the 18th century gardens with a view over a beautiful lake and the spectacular backdrop of the mountain range. It is stunning! These days, the gardens feature a much smaller number of original plants; thus allowing for a clearer view of the lake. Win-win situation here. If you are travelling to Annecy with kids, then this will be a great place for you to stretch your legs too. The park has an extensive grassy area for kids to loose some energy and there is also a kids play park with a bunch of slides, swings and other funky toys to play with.”
  • 110 locals recommend
Spa
“The best spa for miles around, by far. Head through the tunnel and treat yourself!”
  • 59 locals recommend
Park
“Scenery, rock Climbing, hiking, Marmottes , Waterfalls, Bird Watching, horse trekking, Tennis, Gli Air Tree climbing - silver mining village ”
  • 42 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Shopping Mall
“Centre commercial couvert, regroupant de nombreuses boutiques : Levi's, H&M, Zara,Aubade, FNAC, Ikks Women, Jennyfer, Monoprix, Nature & Découvertes, Parashop, Petit Bateau, Sephora, Springfield, The Body Shop,... // Covered Mall, regrouping many shops : Levi's, H&M, Zara,Aubade, FNAC, Ikks Women, Jennyfer, Monoprix, Nature & Découvertes, Parashop, Petit Bateau, Sephora, Springfield, The Body Shop,...”
  • 66 locals recommend
Lake
“Le Lac du Bourget est un lieu touristique très prisé l'été, grâce aux plages (certains accès à celle-ci sont payantes en juillet-août) et à des activités nautiques tels que le ski nautique, la plongée, ou la navigation à voile. La température de l'eau est régulièrement mesurée entre 20 et 25 °C l'été.”
  • 49 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Other Great Outdoors
“The Parc Animalier de Merlet is not a zoo. It's a reserve for deer, chamois, bouquetins, marmots, llamas and more. Come see the animals in their natural habitat.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Great museum with parking underneath and the restaurant is very good (Le 5)”
  • 28 locals recommend
Mountain
“Superbe vue panoramique… y aller au coucher de soleil ! Breathtaking lakeview... Don't miss the sunset there !”
  • 93 locals recommend
Park
“Parc Paul Mistral is the biggest open park in Grenoble. In the park you can try running, jogging, there is an open skating area, and a stadium. In the park you can also find La Bobine, one of the most popular bars (and also a restaurant during the day) in the city. The place is normally full of very interesting people, mostly students but also people from all ages. If you are looking for a place to interact with other people and feel at home in the spirit of the Alps, you should come to Parc Paul Mistral!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Just stroll around all Annecy center with its beautiful canals and little streets.”
  • 43 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“La Mecque du fromage, ma suggestion : La raclette fumée… pensez à réserver! / The Cheese Mecca, make sure you book in advance and don't miss the Smoked Raclette !”
  • 80 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Our favourite lake for canoeing, swimming and fishing. It's known all over France for it's exceptional stock of fish.”
  • 37 locals recommend
History Museum
“Explore the history of the Alps and how Chamonix has become a modern day ski and mountaineering mecca.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Theatre
“Great place to hang out and find out what's on in the city or get some books.”
  • 29 locals recommend