Top Choice Carnival in Annecy

Carnaval Vénitien

Revellers clad in ballgowns and masks flood the streets of Annecy's Vieille Ville (Old Town) for this two-day event, creating a surreal and beautiful atmosphere in the so-called 'Alpine Venice'.
Music in Les Portes du Soleil

Rock the Pistes

Festival atmosphere, spring skiing euphoria and epic mountain views combine at this five-day live music event. There are five day-time concerts – pop, rock, soul, shoegaze, you name it – up on the slopes and dozens …
Fireworks in Annecy

Fête du Lac

This dazzling 70 minutes of fireworks over the lake is one of Europe's largest displays, complete with water jets and a booming soundtrack, and attracts as many as 200,000 goggle-eyed spectators to the lakeshore.
Cultural in Annecy

Le Retour des Alpages

Since the Middle Ages, the return of cattle from summer pasturage in the Alps, wreathed in flowers and bells, has been cause for celebration, medieval costume and folk music. The focus is the cow procession through …