During your stay at Camping du Signal, don't miss Annecy, pearl of the French Alps! This charming town is nestled on the edge of Lake Annecy and surrounded by majestic mountains. Nicknamed the "Venice of the Alps", Annecy is renowned for its scenic beauty and rich historical heritage.
One of Annecy's gems is its dazzling lake. With its crystal clear turquoise blue waters, it offers an idyllic setting to relax and enjoy nature. You can hire a boat and cruise the lake, or simply stroll along its shores and soak up its tranquility. Don't miss the Pâquier promenade, a green park that borders the lake and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.
The historic heart of Annecy is a real gem. The old town is a maze of cobbled streets, picturesque canals and colorful half-timbered houses. Stroll through the narrow streets and admire the well-preserved facades, small artisan shops and welcoming cafes. Don't miss the famous Rue Sainte-Claire, with its medieval arcades and souvenir shops.
One of Annecy's emblematic monuments is its castle. Perched on a hill overlooking the old town, the Château d'Annecy offers a panoramic view of the city and the lake. Inside, you can discover an art and history museum that traces the region's fascinating history.
Art lovers will not be disappointed by a visit to the Palais de l'Isle, an old medieval palace located on an islet in the middle of the Thiou, the canal that crosses the old town. This emblematic building now houses a museum dedicated to local history. Explore the vaulted rooms and learn more about how Annecy evolved over the centuries.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Annecy is also a paradise. The surrounding mountains offer plenty of opportunities for hiking, mountain biking and climbing. In winter, the region turns into a real paradise for winter sports, with many ski resorts nearby, such as La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand.
Finally, do not leave Annecy without tasting its delicious gastronomy. The town is full of restaurants offering Savoyard specialties such as fondue, raclette and tartiflette. Accompany your meal with a glass of local wine, and finish with a delicious blueberry pie, a specialty of the region.