The Lake of Annecy is the second largest lake in France, after lac du Bourget, except for the French part of lac Léman (Lake Geneva).
It is known as "Europe's cleanest lake" because of strict environmental regulations introduced in the 1960s. It is a popular tourist destination known for its swimming and water sports.
The lake was formed about 18,000 years ago at the time the large alpine glaciers. It is fed by many small rivers from the surrounding mountains and from a powerful underwater source, the Boubioz, which enters at 82 m depth.
Lake Annecy is a pretty little lake with the magnificient Alps in the background. There are boat excursions available on the lake near the park.
The largest building you see in the distance across the lake is the towers of St. Bernard’s Castle nestled in a vast park. This medieval fortress was converted into a baronial residence for the Menthon family. The direct descendants of this family have occupied the castle since the 11th century and continue to do so today. It sits about 11 kms from the center of Annecy. You can find out more at Annecy’s tourist office.
It's very enjoyable to take a boat ride on the lake. Just walk down to the lake from Thoiu Canal and you will see the boats there with signs telling you when they depart. They also have dinner cruises.
What a prefect weather cycle Pedalo with my lovely sister.We move the pedalo to middle of lake,it's was so exciting and fearful.I take a great nap, a-waken i have a little small chat with my sister,for the good connection.I forget the price of the Pedalo,maybe will cost around 10 euro an hour.
Nearby we going to have a cheaper ice-cream flavor ''nanas'',''nanas'' mean's pineapple,only cost 3 euro for a big scoop.and will get a free~''tissue'' haha.
Is a wonderful in Annecy.