The Surrounding Area
Explore the old-town, castle and markets of Annecy with a guided walking tour through “the Venice of Savoie”. Shop ‘til you drop in the chic resort town of Megève, and indulge in a traditional hazelnut pastry filled with raspberries. Dive into history as you discover the medieval village of Yvoire, overlooking glorious Lake Geneva.
In Geneva, aboard a Belle Époque boat and enjoy a mini cruise, taking in views of Mont Blanc, the Jet d'Eau, famous monuments and villas, as well as the parks and gardens bordering the shores of the lake. Closer to the resort, in Samoëns, embrace the heritage of the Giffre Valley through local cheese, meats, wines and spirits tasting sessions, and visit one of the most famous markets in the Haute-Savoie region each Wednesday morning.
Hiking enthusiasts will be wowed by the amphitheatre-like Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval and its impressive waterfalls – numbering up to 30 in spring when the snow begins to melt. From Chamonix, take Europe’s highest cable car up to Aiguille du Midi for stunning views of Mont Blanc.