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Getting There & Away

If you don't have private transport, the city of Annecy is the main jumping-off point to the lake villages. Altibus (www.altibus.com) sends buses from Annecy to Veyrier-du-Lac (30 minutes, every hour or two between 7am and 7.40pm), Menthon-St-Bernard (25 minutes, five to eight services Monday to Saturday) and Talloires (30 minutes, five to eight services Monday to Saturday). Tickets cost €1.50 each way.

Philibert Transport (www.philibert-transport.fr) serves the lake's west bank. Line 51 between Annecy and Albertville stops off at Sévrier, Duingt and Doussard (€1.50, one or two per hour).