Sleeping

Auberges (country inns), gîtes (self-catering cottages and villas) and hotels are plentiful around Lac d'Annecy, though some close in winter. On the eastern shore, aim for Veyrier-du-Lac or Talloires; on the western shore, there are options in Sévrier and Duingt.

Book ahead if your stay coincides with school holidays, especially in July and August.