Museum in Annecy

Palais de l’Isle

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 g…
Castle in Annecy

Château d’Annecy

Rising dramatically above the old town, this 13th- to 16th-century castle was once home to the Counts of Geneva. The exhibits inside are diverse, ranging from medieval sculpture and Savoyard furniture to Alpine land…
Area in Annecy

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, crystal-clear canals – the reason Annecy is known as 'Venice of the Alps' – and c…
Church in Annecy

Cathédrale St-Pierre

Known also as Annecy Cathedral, this former Franciscan chapel dates to the early 16th century.
Church in Annecy

Église Notre Dame de Liesse

Built in the 19th century on the site of a 14th-century predecessor that once housed the Shroud of Turin, the Church of Our Lady of Liesse lies in the heart of Annecy's Old Town.
Lake in Annecy

Lac d'Annecy Waterfront

On the tree-fringed lakefront, the flowery Jardins de l’Europe are linked to the grassy Champ de Mars, a popular picnic spot, by the poetic iron arch of the Pont des Amours (Lovers’ Bridge).
Church in Annecy

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 as pilgrims to the shrine of St François de Sales.
Church in Annecy

Église St-Maurice

Beginning life as a Dominican chapel, this tranquil, 15th-century Gothic church is the oldest in Annecy. It occupies a plum site, facing the lake and Jardins de l'Europe.