Lac d'Annecy bears the nickname of "Europe's Cleanest Lake,” because of strict environmental regulations that have been in place since the 1960s. Consequently, it is also a hotspot for water sports and swimming. You’ll understand why when you see its delicate blue waters up close, clear to the bottom, and as untouched as the day it was discovered. The effect of the lake's beauty is immortalized in Paul Cezanne's painting "Le Lac Bleu," which took its inspiration from it in 1896.
The lake formed 18,000 years ago, when alpine glaciers melted. Fed by multiple rivers and an underground water source, it is a basin for the cleanest of water. Consider a refreshing dip at one of the beaches and enjoy the day with a picnic, instead of spending bundles at local cafes. Arrange to visit Lac d'Annecy and other attractions in Annecy using our Annecy vacation maker site .
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Lac d'Annecy Reviews
We've driven past a few times whilst driving through Annecy but this is the first time we stopped on the way to the Christmas markets in Annecy. The day we went was raining and miserable but the lake.... more »
The lake with the Alps in the background was simply spectacular! I am usually always on the move, but for this, I had to sit on a bench and soak it all in. Be sure to walk all around the lake on... more »
So beautiful lake with mountainous in the backgrounds. You can just have family picnic, and for adrenaline seekers, you can have lot of water sport activities, or just enjoy the moment with your family. I really enjoyed the visit.
The most idyllic beautiful natural lake and town. Lac annecy is one of my travelling holidays each year
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