What to do in Annecy this summer ?


Off the beaten track!

This week we will help you discover Annecy in a different way!

A few events to remember :

National holiday on the 14th of July :

The concept : Commemoration, fireworks, parades and shows (animations throughout the city of Annecy).

Duration : one day (14th of July)

How to get there ? By bike, on foot, by free bus (www.sibra.fr), by car.

Where ? The traditional taking up of arms will take place on the Pâquier at 11 am. The troops will then parade along the Avenue d’Albigny. Entertainment in Annecy (on the Pâquier and in the Jardin de l’Europe from early afternoon). The traditional fireworks display is scheduled for 22:30. After the fireworks, there will be a big dance on the Pâquier stage.

Read more about it : www.annecy.fr 

“La friche des Rails” :

The concept: Throughout the summer, the town of Annecy offers initiation workshops in world dances and music, tales from other lands, concerts, sound aperitifs and festive balls. The whole programme has been put together by the town and local associations to be shared with family and friends.

Duration : All summer (Monday to 21:00)

Where ? 2 rue de la Cité, quartier des Trois Fontaines

How to get there ? By bike, on foot, free bus (line 15-3-4)

read more about it : https://www.annecy.fr/733-friche-des-rails.htm

Open air cinema:

The concept: Lying on the grass or in a deckchair, sitting comfortably on your camping seats, with your family, your partner, alone or with friends… The 7th art invites you to Annecy and its surroundings throughout the summer.

Duration : All summer

Where ? The films will be shown in the four corners of the Annecy region, from the Balmont school in Seynod to the Mas des Jacobins in Pringy, via Vieugy, the Cercle de l’eau in Cran-Gevrier, Meythet and the park in Albigny.

How to get there ? y bike, on foot, by free bus (www.sibra.fr), by car

Read more about it : www.annecy.fr 

“Annecy Paysages” : 

The concept : Let yourself be surprised by 35 works of Annecy landscapes, a journey of artistic and landscape installations.

Duration : All summer

How to get there ?

Thanks to the new Annecy Landscapes application, you can create your own route, collect the works and discover the city in a different way.

The application is available on the App Store and the Google Store.

Don’t forget to rent a bike for the duration of the festival to go from one work to another.

Bicycle hire : Vélonecy (place de la Gare, Annecy) or on  https://www.velo-annecy.fr/

Read more about it : 




Practical advice : How to prepare your visit?

We recommend that you download the Annecy landscapes application from Play Store and App Store. This app will give you access to the presentation of each work, several itineraries and an interactive tool to share your experience.

The interactive map allows you to locate the sites on Google Maps.

Ah! la belle saison

The concept : To bring together four major events that are well known to the inhabitants of the region: Le Grand Bain, Meythet la Musique, the Albigny stages and the Parc Fauré concerts. To offer a programme of more than twenty-five free shows and concerts for the whole family throughout the summer (Tuesdays and Thursdays) in the Annecy area.

Durée : From 14 June to 28 July 2022

How to get there ?  By bike, on foot, by free bus (www.sibra.fr), by car.

read more about it :  04 50 57 07 84 or on https://theatredescollines.annecy.fr/

The Thiou Brunch 

The concept : Every Sunday, around a DJ, you will find a restoration with local partners, a refreshment bar run by an association, as well as discovery sessions of yoga from 11 am to 1 pm.

Duration : the whole month of July

How to get there ?   By bike, on foot, by free bus (www.sibra.fr), by car.

Read more about it : https://www.annecy.fr/738-brunchs-du-thiou.htm 

The Annecy lake festival :

The concept : A pyrotechnic show preceded by a drone prologue to close a week of festivities. This year, the town of Annecy has chosen the Histoire d’eaux artistic project, led by the Franco-Italian companies Arts et Feux and Pyroemotions. This edition is committed to ecological responsibility with numerous actions in favour of the environment. A space for people with reduced mobility is planned.

When ? 6 Août 2022

How to get there ? By bike, on foot, by free bus (www.sibra.fr), by car.

Some practical advice :  Don’t forget to reserve your tickets!

Physical sales outlets are planned in Annecy from 27 June 2022 to buy your tickets:

Fnac, Annecy

Géant Casino, Seynod

Carrefour, Annecy (Avenue de Genève)

Auchan, Epagny

Read more about it : www.annecy.fr

Visit castles :

The concept: Discover or (re)discover the historical and cultural heritage of the Annecy region.

The “Palais de l’Isle” :

A former dungeon and centre for the interpretation of architecture and heritage, this site is located in the city centre and is very easy to access. The visit lasts about 1 hour and there is an entrance fee.

Duration : All summer

For further information : www.annecy.fr

The castle of Clermont : (especially suitable for children)

Throughout the summer, the castle offers activities adapted to a young audience (from 6 years old). For example, you can attend dance, theatre, contemporary or classical music and circus performances. The shows are free at 7pm and chargeable at 9pm.

How to get there : By car

More information : billetterie.chateauclermont@hautesavoie.fr




The Annecy Lake Ecomuseum :  (especially suitable for children)

Located 7 minutes by car from the centre of Annecy, this eco-museum allows you to discover the Savoyard traditions of the 19th century (customs, costumes, songs, dances…). If you have children, the museum is well worth a visit. Everything has been thought of so that children can learn and have fun at the same time!


Duration : All summer

How to get there : By car (free parking)

More info :  www.ecomusee-lacannecy.com


Venues in Annecy town centre :

The concept : Programming with established and emerging artists to bring you breathtaking performances.

Duration : All summer

How to get there ?  By bike, on foot, by free bus (www.sibra.fr), by car

read more about it :  www.annecy.fr