Palais de l’Isle
Rising dramatically above the old town, this perkily turreted castle was once home to the Counts of Geneva. The oldest part is the...
Compagnie des Bateaux
Runs cruises departing from quai Bayreuth. Tickets are sold 15 minutes before departure. From May to September boats also sail across...
Get your skates on for the jaunts organised by this local rollerblading club. The meeting point is in front of the Mairie (Town Hall) on...
Les Caves du Château
A sweet little wine bar tucked at the foot of the castle with an excellent array of wines by the glass, tasting plates of cheese and...
With its dark wood and intriguing knick-knacks, this incredibly cosy estaminet (Flemish eatery) whisks you to the backstreets of...
Palais de l’Isle information
Lonely Planet review
Sitting on a triangular islet in the Canal du Thiou, the whimsically turreted, 12th-century Palais de l’Isle has been a lordly residence, courthouse, mint and prison (lucky inmates!) over the centuries. Today Annecy’s most visible landmark hosts local-history displays.