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 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 2018 takes place on the 7th July starting on the Island of Noirmoutier. The early stages of the race go through the Vendée and Brittany regions. As usual there are exciting mountains stages in the French Alps and the Pyrenees.The races finishes in Paris on the 29th July.
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, displaying the biggest firework show in Europe on the first Saturday of August, with music, light and special effects for 70 minutes!