Fun activities less than 30 minutes away.

GOLF DU LAC D’ANNECY - 30 min walk or 7 min drive

The golf course is situated in an exceptional area of the Haute Savoie. At the foot of the mountains and overlooking the lake, it is in the heart of the Roc de Chère natural park.

Contact for information, schedules and rates :

  • -       Route du Golf, 74290 Talloires
  • -       Phone : +33 (0)4 50 60 12 89
  • -       Email :
  • -       Website


CITY BEACH - 20 min walk or 5 min drive

470 Route de la Plage, 74290 Menthon-Saint-Bernard, France

Opened and secured from june 27th to august 30th from 10AM to 6PM

Although you’re in the heart of the mountains you’re just a short walk from a stunning beach! Lake Annecy is touted as the cleanest lake in Europe, not just for swimming but all types of water sports are available for hire. The water temperature can reach between 22°C to 24°C in summer (and sometimes even higher). 

Entrance fee, lifeguards on duty. A grassy beach with plenty of large trees providing areas of shade for those who want to avoid too much exposure to the sun. There are showers and toilets, as well as a paddling pool, games such as ping pong and a snack bar. There are pool-style metal steps for easy access the water, plus a pontoon for diving. Beautiful lakeside promenade.

Please note that dogs are not allowed on the beaches surrounding Lake Annecy, apart from at the smaller beach in Duingt.

  • -       free under 4 years old
  • -       adult fee 2.30€ / discount 1.30€
  • -       from 4 to 16 years old 1€
  • -       10 tickets adult 16€
  • -       10 tickets 4 to 16 years old 6.30€
  • -       season pass adult 73€ / 4 to 16 years old 27.50€

Château de Menthon - 30 min walk or 5 min drive.

View of the Chateau Menthon-Saint-Bernard from the back deck.

View of the Chateau Menthon-Saint-Bernard from the back deck.

For a thousand years, the Castle of Menthon has watched over a sumptuous landscape, overlooking the limpid waters of Lake Annecy. Set in verdant surroundings, standing like a rampart facing the surrounding mountains, this noble house with its unusually romantic appearance seems to defy time, with a rich history intimately associated with the history of Savoie.
Contact for information, schedules and rates :

  • -       Phone : +33 (0)7 81 74 39 72
  • -       Email :
  • -       Website
  • -       Free parking


Paragliding - 15 Minute Drive

For the more adventures there is paragliding just within 15 minutes from your front door. Step up and have the experience of a lifetime! Choose you package and harness up!  But not to worry you can also spend the afternoon watching the action from your back deck or while relaxing next to the pool.  Either way, it is a beautiful way to spend the day.  


  • Website
  • - 06 59 48 07 37
  • - Col de la Forclaz

Adventure Forest - 20 Minute Drive

 High above the trees.

 High above the trees.

For great family fun this is a must, Acro'Aventures Talloires a multi-activity venue for all!  Adventure trail, Treasure hunt, Forest of the senses, Vélopark, Orienteering course and Laser-battle will delight young and old!  Come for a few hours or stay for the day, with family, friends or as part of a business seminar.  Booking ahead is absolutely recommended.

Acro'Aventures Talloires

  •  - Open EVERYDAY from 10 to 17:30 
  • - Call to make a booking +33 6 07 56 90 58 / +33 6 11 67 56 20
  • - Website

Culture and Fun

Less strenuous activities include ice rinks, cinemas and riding on piste groomers. No trip to Lake Annecy Ski Resorts is complete for small children without a visit to a Reblochon farm, of which there are a plethora in LASR.  There are numerous shops a cafes in Annecy and the surrounding area.