Palais de l’Isle
Église St-François de Sales
Also known as the Church of the Italians, this 16th-century Baroque-style church houses memorials to the great and good, who came here...
Beginning life as a Dominican chapel, this tranquil, 15th-century Gothic church is the oldest in Annecy. It occupies a plum site, facing...
Vieille Ville & Lakefront
It’s a pleasure simply to wander aimlessly around Annecy’s medieval Old Town, a photogenic jumble of narrow pedestrians-only streets,...
Les Caves du Château
A sweet little wine bar at the foot of the castle, with an excellent array of wines by the glass (€4 to €6.50), plates of cheese and...
3 passage de l’Île · interesting places nearby
Palais de l’Isle information
Sitting on a triangular islet surrounded by the Canal du Thiou, the 12th-century Palais de l’Isle has been a lordly residence, a courthouse, a mint and a prison over the centuries. The central landmark of Annecy's gorgeous Vieille Ville (Old Town), it now houses permanent exhibits on local architecture and history, and temporary displays of art.