Favourite Romantic Vacation Spots: Lac d’Annecy
The pretty lakeside town of Annecy, capital of Haute-Savoie, is one of our favourite romantic destinations in France.
In fact, Annecy Lake (Lac d’Annecy) is brimming with charming medieval towns, wonderful hotels, delicious food and beautiful alpine scenery – a perfect setting for a romantic break.
It’s a lovely place to visit any time of year, and is a great choice for a Valentines Day or February getaway with your special someone.
With a well-preserved medieval centre, castle, and magical alpine setting, Annecy is one of the best romantic vacation spots around. In fact, the town has been nicknamed “French Venice” because of its ancient canals, arched alleyways and bridges.
Other places worth exploring in the area include Talloires, a medieval village with old stone houses, archways and an abbey, and Menthon-St.-Bernard which has a fairtale turreted castle.
Romantic Vacation Spots: Accommodation
Where you stay too, will be just as important of course!
You have a few choices here for romantic hotels, depending on what you want – luxurious or something more moderately priced.
Top of the list is L’Auberge du Père Bise, a four-star luxury hotel on the Lac d’Annecy in the peaceful medieval town of Talloires (a few miles southeast of Annecy). Try and book a room overlooking the lake; and if you’d like to eat at the Michelin restaurant, you’ll need to book well in advance (at least a couple of months is recommended).
L’Auberge du Père Bise
303 Route du Port, Lac d’Annecy
Talloires, Haute Savoie 74290
Phone: +33 4 50 60 72 01
Cheap romantic vacations are possible in Annecy! For something in the lower price bracket, you could try these:
Hôtel L’Abbaye (4 star)
15 chemin de l’Abbaye
Tèl : + 33 (0)4 50 23 61 08
Hôtel Annecy Les Allobroges (3 star)
11, rue Sommeiller
Tel: +33 450 45 03 11
Hôtel du Château (2 star)
16 rampe du Château
+334 50 45 27 66
So…Look no further than Annecy for romantic vacation spots! Don’t forget to bring warm clothing, it’ll be cold outside