Active French in the Alps

Leisure activities

Annecy is a mountain resort set in an ideal location in
the Alps.

With its exceptional landscape of mountains surrounding
the stunning lake of Annecy, it is a magnet for tourists 
from all over the world. With its old quarters and
cobblesone alleys and arcades, Annecy is a town to be discovered and enjoyed.

There is a wealth of historical sites including the castle
and old prison and other buildings dating back from the
16th century.

You will also find lots to do including all varieties of sports and cultural activities, such as mountaineering, cycling, plus you can go swimming, sailing, windsurfing in summer and have fun skiing in winter.


A great number of cultural events, sports and leisure activities are also on the agenda twelve months of the year, such as the International Animated Film Festival in June, the Fête du lac with its grand firework display in August or the animal return from alpine pastures in October.

Your host will help you organise your activities and take you on various outings and a weekly excursion during your stay, so that you make the most of your time in France.

      Sports and leisure activity enthusiasts are really spoilt for choice so feel free
to enjoy yourself!  


For further information about the numerous sports and leisure activities in and around Annecy,  please visit the office of tourism website: