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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 13, 2016
From Lyon to Annecy  (7 Answers)

We will be going to Annecy from Lyon in December 2016 and was wondering which will be the best way to get there.
By Bus if so which company?
or Train again which one?
any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thank you.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 05, 2016
Airport transfer  (3 Answers)

My husband and I will arrive at Geneva Airport on Sunday 15 th May with Easyjet scheduled to land at 17:00. We need to travel to Annecy but a taxi looks very expensive. Is there an airport bus or a train? I realise that Sunday evening is not the best time. If necessary we will get a taxi or share if possible. Thanks. Andrina.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 23, 2015
Local store that could deliver a gift?  (1 Answer)

I live in the USA and want to send a gift to a family in Annecy. Is there a local wine store or chocolate store that could deliver a basket or gift to them?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 13, 2015
Luggage storage in Annecy  (2 Answers)

I will have a day trip to Annecy. I have heard that there is no locker in the train station.
Where can I store my luggage? Any suggestions?
Thanks!
Amy


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 08, 2015
The best area to stay in Annecy  (2 Answers)

My wife and I will be staying in Annecy for 2 nights next month.
We will arrive in Geneva on Saturday at 2 PM and most likely will have to take a private shuttle to Annecy because according to they only have one shuttle bus from the airport and that is at 21:10.
They have a lot more shuttle services from Annecy to Geneva when we leave on Monday.
Can anyone tell me where the bus shuttle will stop in Annecy? Is it the Annecy North bus station?

Where will be the best area to stay in Annecy? Perhaps if I can have a hotel as a reference point that would be great.

Is it advisable to do a 1/2 or 1 day tour?

Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 16, 2015
Annecy or Nice?  (8 Answers)

Hi all! My friends and I are caught up between the two cities to visit. We have about 4 days 3 nights to spend in total (Over the weekend), and would like to spend it in one of the cities. We'll be visiting in either the last week of September or the first week of October. Any advice on weather, things to see/do would be great!!

We heard that Nice is a really nice place (but I'm not sure why when I googled it, it doesnt seem as pretty as Annecy).

Thank you in advance!
Amanda


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 19, 2014
Art Markets, things to see  (1 Answer)

I am staying 13th Jan to 17th Jan and would like to know if there are any Art Markets or galleries.

Also what would you say are the top things to see in Annecy?

Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 25, 2014
Summer weather: end July/beg August  (3 Answers)

I was looking into staying in Avignon and Provence for 2 weeks next summer, but a few folks have said it would be way too hot and hectic in Avignon to enjoy it with young children (age 5 and 7). So, another friend has suggested Annecy. I know little about it, but thought I might as well start with the weather, with that being the nail in the Avignon coffin. From what I've scanned on wunderground, Annecy looks incredibly mixed: rain, sun, 30C, 19C all in one week. Is it really very changeable (with the mountains and all)? Is there much to do with kids if the weather turns cold and wet? I'm interested in wandering the old town/eating outside at night so kids can have some freedom, and swimming in the lake/cycling/walking a bit .... thanks for any advice. I'd just like to see if it is go-er b4 I plough as much research into it as I did Provence.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 16, 2014
Vegetarian  (2 Answers)

Hi there.

My partner and I have booked to visit in January. I am vegetarian and wondered if anyone could recommend veggie friendly places to eat? I know that it is tricky in this area but any suggestions would be great.

Thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 27, 2014
day trips from Annecy  (3 Answers)

My husband and I (age 720 will be in Annecy for 2 weeks in Sept. with a car. We're interested in suggestions for day
trips both by car and/or train. (We'll of course explore Annecy and take the boat to the towns around the lake, and
we've already been to Chamonix.) Thanks in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 10, 2014
shuttle to geneva airport  (1 Answer)

is there a shuttle that can get you from annency to geneva airport in less than the 2 hours
it seems to take the public transports?
do any hotels provide direct shuttles to the airport?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 28, 2014
Best mode of public transport?  (6 Answers)

What is most scenic way to get from Annecy to Lyon Part Dieu?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2014
Day Trip from Annecy to Mont Blanc  (3 Answers)

We will be in Annecy for a little more than a week in early September. Is it possible to take a day trip up Mont Blanc from there by public transport. Is there a public tour that makes that trip in a day. What other towns would be interesting for day trips from Annecy. Thanks for the help.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 05, 2014
Geneva-- Annecy  (1 Answer)

We are a group of 9, land at Geneva on 14th May morning at 8.20 am.

We would 1st like to go to ANNECY (preferably by road -- old??), and return by late afternoon to see some of Geneva.

Can we get a minibus for this portion, about 6-7 hours I think? Is this viable?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 31, 2014
Geneva Annecy  (2 Answers)

We are a group of 9. We land at Geneva airport on 14th May at 8.20 AM.

We would 1st like to wander around Geneva for a few hours

Then go to ANNECY in late afternoon (preferably by road -- old??), and stay the night there.

Reach Lausanne by the 15th May afternoon. (Next day -- 16th-- want to visit Gruyere and Broc and then onto Interlaken)

We will have the Swiss train Railpass.

How do we work this out, if it is feasible?? Especially the Geneva- Annecy -Lausanne portion. The costing should not be too high.

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 31, 2014
festivals in annecy  (1 Answer)

what festivals are there in Annecy and what are the dates?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 20, 2014
Fashion Accessories  (2 Answers)

Hello,
I am looking for the best place in Annecy to shop for fashion accessories. Belts, hats, jewelry, etc.
Thank you,
Stacy


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 10, 2014
best hotels in Old Town  (3 Answers)

Which hotels would you recommend in the Old Town? We will be there only 1 afternoon and 1 night on our way to Geneva airport.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 14, 2013
Annecy by rental car from Nice - is it worth visiting / driving (travelling end Jan 2014)?  (9 Answers)

Hello, my wife and I intend driving from Nice at the end of January for 3 days and then on to Paris. Could I get some help in making my decisions: (apologies for the copious questions)
Is winter the fine to visit Annecy?
Are the roads safe - will soft tyres do on the rental car or do I need chains?
Do I understand correctly that the best route from Nice would be by via Geneva?
Do I need to book accommodation in advance my stay to get a 'reasonable' price?
To travel to Paris from Annecy do I need to head towards Lyon?
If the questions are too many, I am happy to do the research if I am pointed in the right direction.
Thanks in advance - Pratul


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 24, 2013
Cycling around Annecy in November?  (2 Answers)

Hi, I am planning to experience something crazy, decided to cycle around Annecy in November !!! :)

Can anyone share experience of cycling around Annecy in November. My plan is to go Semnoz (1700 m) and then cycle around lake !!

Would appreciate your answers !!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 10, 2013
Best Way to Travel from Lyon to Annecy  (3 Answers)

I'm planning a trip from Montpellier up through the Rhone-Alpes region in November with my mom. Although we're hoping to visit Lyon, we would absolutely LOVE to spend a day in Annecy. I've been comparing shuttles and trains, but would really appreciate some advice -- so, in your opinion, what is the best way to get from Lyon to Annecy?

(PS. Bonus question: what is the city like in November? Is it a good time to visit or would we be better off elsewhere?)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 08, 2013
Hiking in Annecy  (5 Answers)

I am not an experienced hiker but would like to go up into the mountains surrounding lake Annecy. What is the best way to achieve this? I am a photographer and want to capture views from the mountains over the lake.
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 18, 2013
Looking to rent an apartment for 8 months  (3 Answers)

Looking for apartment or nice room rental for 8 months while teaching in Annecy, France. Small budget any suggestions where to look?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 03, 2013
IFALPES  (3 Answers)

Hi, I'm planning to attend French classes in IFALPES for 1 month this summer (August) and I've a couple of questions about life in Annecy. 1) WHich is the best way to travel from Gèneve airport to Annecy? 2) How is the atmosphere? 3) Which is the range of ages of the majority of the students? 3) There is night life? 4) Do you recommend it?
Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 01, 2013
Etape Du Tour - access to Annecy  (3 Answers)

Hi - we are arriving in Annecy on sunday, and i see the etape du tour is on that day. How busy will the town be? Will we be able to get parked? I see some roads are shut during the day, will that affect getting into the town from Geneva?

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 19, 2013
Getting there  (4 Answers)

I will be in Lyon at the end of August/beginning of September and would like to take a day trip to Annecy about September 2. Does anyone know about bus schedules there and back?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 14, 2013
Transportation  (4 Answers)

In many towns in Europe I found card for visitor for different time ' from a day to a week.
We plan to be at Annecy for a whole week and make a lot of touring on the lake to the mountains and on the ground .
So - is there a local " bargain " which deal with all kind of transportation to encourage visitors ??


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 12, 2013
Dog friendly beaches  (6 Answers)

Where are the dog friendly beaches around lake annecy? Nowhere seems to allow dogs and it is hot so want my dog to be able to stay cool


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 22, 2013
Wedding in Annecy  (1 Answer)

Hello,
We are planning to get married in Annecy this summer and looking for DJ / musicians for the reception.
Are there any you can suggest ?
We are a mixed couple from Cameroon &Turkey and we love Latin/ Salsa/R&B/Party and African Music ....
Thanks for your help :))


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 15, 2013
Annecy to Thonon Les Bains  (3 Answers)

I am travelling from Annecy to Thonon Les Bains, is it worth visiting Chamonix on the way through? Or will it add unnecessary time to the journey?

If not i will follow part ot the Route des Grandes Alpes



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