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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Monument / Landmark
“A must-see on a visit to Geneva, the jet d'eau is a defining symbol of Lake Léman in Geneva. ”
  • 133 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“As you step away from the Annecy Old Town and you stroll along the main canal, the pathway will take you towards the Lac d Annecy (Lake Annecy). This is the third largest lake in France, so bring your camera, because the view is quite impressive! There are plenty of activities to choose from. You can hire a motor boat, or you can choose to get on a pedal boat and take your time relaxing whilst sunbathing in the French sunshine. Alternatively, you can choose to spend some time in the beautiful Jardins de l’Europe (Gardens of Europe). Where else you can relax at the 18th century gardens with a view over a beautiful lake and the spectacular backdrop of the mountain range. It is stunning! These days, the gardens feature a much smaller number of original plants; thus allowing for a clearer view of the lake. Win-win situation here. If you are travelling to Annecy with kids, then this will be a great place for you to stretch your legs too. The park has an extensive grassy area for kids to loose some energy and there is also a kids play park with a bunch of slides, swings and other funky toys to play with.”
  • 111 locals recommend
Beach
“The ultimate place for a swim, good and cheap food (arguably the best fondue in Geneva). ”
  • 214 locals recommend
Ski Area
“The second most visited place in France, after the Louvre gallery in Paris. The cable cars take you as close as you can get to the summit of Mont Blanc without any actual climbing, mountaineering or skiing. Incredible views of the French, Italian and Swiss Alps - not to be missed!”
  • 140 locals recommend
Spa
“The best spa for miles around, by far. Head through the tunnel and treat yourself!”
  • 69 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“The Parc Animalier de Merlet is not a zoo. It's a reserve for deer, chamois, bouquetins, marmots, llamas and more. Come see the animals in their natural habitat.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Centre commercial couvert, regroupant de nombreuses boutiques : Levi's, H&M, Zara,Aubade, FNAC, Ikks Women, Jennyfer, Monoprix, Nature & Découvertes, Parashop, Petit Bateau, Sephora, Springfield, The Body Shop,... // Covered Mall, regrouping many shops : Levi's, H&M, Zara,Aubade, FNAC, Ikks Women, Jennyfer, Monoprix, Nature & Découvertes, Parashop, Petit Bateau, Sephora, Springfield, The Body Shop,...”
  • 66 locals recommend
Church
“Pay about 3 CHF and go up the towers. The view from up there is breathtaking!”
  • 105 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Restaurant typique savoyard en vieille ville. Pour amateurs de fromage ! /// Typical savoyard restaurant located in old town. For cheese lovers!”
  • 82 locals recommend
Mountain
“Superbe vue panoramique… y aller au coucher de soleil ! Breathtaking lakeview... Don't miss the sunset there !”
  • 95 locals recommend
Park
“Promenade des Bastion is about 10min walk and has a playground, chess boards, restaurant, etc. If you’re here over December-January definitely head to Bastion for the amazing Christmas market and ice skating rink!”
  • 71 locals recommend
Castle
“Annecy Castle is an historic monument turned into a museum. Permanent and temporary exhibitions.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Lake
“Le Lac du Bourget est un lieu touristique très prisé l'été, grâce aux plages (certains accès à celle-ci sont payantes en juillet-août) et à des activités nautiques tels que le ski nautique, la plongée, ou la navigation à voile. La température de l'eau est régulièrement mesurée entre 20 et 25 °C l'été.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Museum
“Right in the centre of the old town of Annecy is a building that is it's own island. One of the most pictured parts of Annecy but also home to the old prison, which you can visit. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Theater
“Great place to hang out and find out what's on in the city or get some books.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Just stroll around all Annecy center with its beautiful canals and little streets.”
  • 43 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Other Great Outdoors
“The Parc Animalier de Merlet is not a zoo. It's a reserve for deer, chamois, bouquetins, marmots, llamas and more. Come see the animals in their natural habitat.”
  • 86 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Restaurant typique savoyard en vieille ville. Pour amateurs de fromage ! /// Typical savoyard restaurant located in old town. For cheese lovers!”
  • 82 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Nice concept - Perfect for a romantic evening- It is a fusion food restaurant mixing the Japanese and Swedish cuisine . The concept is to share small plates and savors. Price can be a bit high around 100euros for two persons .”
  • 60 locals recommend
Bar
“It’s one of the “go to” places for bar food, and drink. Sitting outside in winter under the heated parasols in winter, or soaking up the sun in summer. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
“Grab an outside pub meal away from all the people in the town centre, and stay for whatever live music or games they have that night.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Brewery
“lots of deals on - check blackboard outside. Brews own beer, the 'guides' IPA is our favourite, also does blanche and stout. Great atmosphere.”
  • 52 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Rediscover the cuisine from the past – A more rustic version from the same owners of the Albert Premiere, la Maison Carrier is set in a beautiful converted barn – In the centre of the restaurant, racks of lamb and suckling pig are slowly spit-roasted in the open fire.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Beach
“Lovely local beach, privately managed so very well kept with cafe, paddling pool, life guards (peak season only), grassed area, diving board, pontoon, roped off swimming areas (deep and shallow), volleyball, table tennis. A few Euros each to get in for the day. Gets busy so get there early!”
  • 31 locals recommend

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