• Nearest Lake: 1.5km

  • Nearest Town: Doussard 3km

  • Nearby Towns:

    • Annecy: 18km
    • Albertville: 28km
    • Aix-les-Bains: 50km
    • Geneva: 60km
    • Chambery: 67km
    • Chamonix: 78km

Sightseeing

Grotte et Cascade de Seythenex is a cave with all sorts of passageways open to the public, and the St Ruph waterfall, located about 12km from the parc. Les Jardins Secrets (Secret Gardens) are a bit further out but are a lovely place to spend a day. There are also a large number of canoeing, kayaking, fishing, waterskiing, windsurfing and quad biking opportunities in the Annecy area.

Days Out

Annecy, Camping Les Fontaines, waterfall

Grotte et Cascade de Seythenex

Ascend a 40 metre waterfall up stairs and footbridges to watch the water crash to the ground or descend into the caves left by the receding waters of a glacier. If you are brave enough you can also fly over the waterfall on a zip wire.

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Château de Menthon St Bernard

Looking down over the stunning Lake Annecy is the Château de Menthon St Bernard. It has beautifully furnished rooms and historic artefacts like the 1730 Gobelins tapestry. On summer weekends actors bring the castle to life with live performances in period costumes.

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Les Jardin Secrets

Les Jardin Secrets - the secret gardens. A compelling site and much more than a few flower beds. They offer an incredible atmospheric experience.

Annecy, Camping Les Fontaines, Palais de l'isle

Le Palais de l’Ile

One of Annecy’s most photographed buildings is Le Palais de l’Ile which resembles a miniature château surrounded by water. It is a pre 18th century building once used as a prison.

Events in the Region

Events, International Aimation Film Festival (FIFA), Annecy

International Animation Film Festival (FIFA), Annecy

Annecy is the world capital for animated films and if you attend the festival you will get chance to see world premieres, rub shoulders with producers and fall in love with the art. With 88 countries represented and over 500 screenings, there's plenty to see and free open-air viewings take place on the Pâquier lawn every evening during Festival week. You can also try out some brand new virtual reality projects!

Tour de France

Tour de France

With gruelling routes covering some of France's most beautifully scenic regions, the Tour de France is an iconic cycle race, attracting huge crowds along the route. The Grand Départ of 2019 takes place on the 6th July in the city of Brussels. The exciting mountains stages in the French Alps and the Pyrenees are especially popular.The races finishes in Paris on the 28th July.

Events, Lake Festival, Annecy

Lake Festival, Annecy

There is always an opportunity to party around Lake Annecy and there are a whole host of sporting, cultural, traditional and international events which give the area a lively pulse. One of the main events is the Lake Festival on the first Saturday of August, culminating in 70 minutes of fireworks set to music and special effects.  The spectacular fireworks draw huge crowds each year so be sure to go early!

Off Parc Activities

Annecy is teeming with activities around the water. Fishing is very popular, as is waterskiing, canoeing and windsurfing.

The following activities are available off parc:

Sports
Tennis 7 km from site
Quad Biking 12 km from site
Activities
Golf 7 km from site
Fishing 1.5 km from site
Horse Riding 9 km from site
Karting 37 km from site
Boat trips 1.5 km from site
Sports
Scuba Diving 1.5 km from site
Windsurfing 1.5 km from site
Canoeing 1.5 km from site
Pedalos 1.5 km from site
Rowing boats 1.5 km from site
Dinghy sailing 1.5 km from site
Kayaking 1.5 km from site

Climbing

Climbing

There is a multitude of climbing opportunities around Annecy. These limestone mountains offer a wide choice of crags and a spectacular range of routes, all of which are easily accessible from our parcs in the area. Chamonix and Mont Blanc are both just 45 miles from Annecy, offering the most concentrated mountaineering area in the world and a major sports climbing venue. North of Annecy, for serious thrill seekers, is the huge via Ferrata in Thrones, renowned as the most difficult in this climbing region. The awe-inspiring Gorges du Fier is definitely worth a visit, where you walk through a narrow canyon on a footbridge attached to the rock face, as the river rushes directly beneath you.

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Just some of climbing areas you can enjoy...

CLIMBING AREA
DISTANCE FROM PARC (km)
NUMBER OF CLIMBS
ORIENTATION
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Les Perouses1150East
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Les Grandes Suites17100South-West
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Le Biclop17200South-West
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Grande Jeanne19100South-West
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La Balme de Thuy2526South-East
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Le Sapey2650South
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La Balme de Sillingy3275South-West
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Aravis- Le Grand Bornand391South-West
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Ablon42300East
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Col de Colombière5264South-East
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The Alps average temperature and rainfall

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Walking

Walking and hiking

Annecy is sandwiched between the Aravis Mountains and the Bauges National Park, on the edge of the beautiful Lake Annecy, which is fed from three glaciers via the rivers of melting snow that pour into the lake every spring. Visiting in May is a must, because from May to early June, the meadows are rich with wild flowers, with no less than 300 species to be found.

This picturesque area offers you nature in all its glory, with cascades, rivers, mountains, forests, traditional villages and châteaux all waiting to be discovered. Bird lovers also have lots to look out for from May to September, as there are hunting Peregrine and even Golden Eagles to spot. Annecy really is a fantastic base for all walkers and nature-lovers.

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Eurocamp Active - Walking

Walking booklet

To help you make the most of your Walking parc, we offer our exclusive booklet with 6 bespoke routes for download from your holiday file on all walking parcs.

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Eurocamp Active Walk Gradings

Suitable for all ages. Some are also suitable for pushchairs (listed on terrain information for a particular walk). Total distance of track does not exceed 10km. Flat or gentle hills. No steep sections, no scrambling. Can include up to 200m of ascent/decent. Adequate signs at majority of intersections. Walkers need no previous experience but are expected to exercise normal care regarding their personal safety, especially in tidal zones.

Overview of our 6 exclusive Eurocamp walking routes

Walking route name
Difficulty level
Distance
Highest Point
Height Change
Walking Time
Access
Talloires to Cascade d’Angon and returnModerate6.5 km760 m295 m2.5 hrs (approx.)15 minutes drive from parc
Lathuile ForestLeisurely9 km (+2.4 km optional track)581 m150 m3hrs (+45 min optional track)Direct from parc
The Two Villages CircuitModerate8.5 km615 m164 m3hrs (approx.)10 minutes drive from parc
Montmin and the ‘Sept Fontaines’Leisurely5.5 km1085 m190m2.5 hrs (approx.)20 minutes drive from parc
Thônes and the Pont RomainChallenging7 km871 m260 m2.5 hrs (approx.)45 minutes drive from parc
Bout du Lac Nature ReserveChallenging3.1 km470 m30 m1.5 hrs (approx.)10 minutes drive from parc

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Cycling

Road cycling

The combination of peaceful countryside, lakeside paths and mountain ascents make Annecy the perfect cycling destination – that’s why it was chosen for the mountain finale of the 100th Tour de France. Annecy itself is very cycle-friendly, with the Lake Annecy greenway considered the most beautiful cycleway in France. All the greenways, countryside routes and cycle routes combined amount to nearly 110 available routes for cycling fanatics!

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Eurocamp Active - Road Cycling

High spec bike hire

If you prefer to travel light, there are cycle hire companies nearby. ‘Cycles Annick Toinet’ have been based in Sevrier since 1990 and are approximately 10km from the parc towards Annecy. Their website is in French, but you can contact them in English. They speak English and can deliver bikes to the parc. For more information please see https://cyclesannicktoinet.jimdo.com/

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Free cycling routes

Free cycling routes, supplied by each regions' local tourist office, can be found at the Eurocamp reception on parc. These are great for planning your road cycling adventure, so don’t forget to drop in and pick one up when you arrive.

Important Information

Bike rental is supplied via a third party and we have no control over their operation, meaning that this might be different from advertised. All rentals are subject to the supplier’s terms and conditions, and payment is made direct to the supplier.