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Annecy-le-Vieux is a town in the Haute-Savoie area of the Rhône-Alpes region in south eastern France. It is often considered a suburb of Annecy, being a mere 3km away from its center, and is situated along the north eastern shore of Lake Annecy. The region is one of the most picturesque in France, and its snow capped mountains and charming old towns attract visitors from all over. Many tourists come to Annecy-le-Vieux and the surrounding area to take advantage of its ski slopes and other outdoor activities, such as hiking and parasailing. Finding your ideal hotel in Annecy-le-Vieux can be a difficult task, especially when you have hundreds of hotels to choose from. Venere makes things simple by giving your access to thousands of user submitted hotel reviews, photo galleries, and our handy interactive map so that you can book the hotel best suited to your budget and expectations.

What's Annecy-le-Vieux Like?

If winter or extreme sports interest you, then Annecy-le-Vieux is the place to be. Although the main attraction of Annecy is just a stones throw away, Annecy-le-Vieux still offers water sports and boating in and around Lake Annecy, and hill walking and hiking across Mount Rampon, Mount Veyrier, and Mount Rampignon. To get a taste of all the charming sights and sounds on offer, take the short walk to Annecy where you can see the likes of La Vieille Ville (Old Town) with its canals, medieval streets, and quaint little outdoor cafes. Follow the canal and you will eventually come to Chateau d'Annecy (Castle Annecy), a restored 12th century castle with its high towers offering a scenic view of the Alps. There is also a wealth of shopping opportunities to be had in the town center, with many local cheese stores, family owned boutiques, and other speciality stores.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Annecy-le-Vieux

Like much of the Alpine region of France, Annecy-le-Vieux experiences a continental climate which often results in pleasant summers and snowy winters. Temperatures do not often rise higher than 22°C during the summer months, but often go a few degrees below during winter. The area around in and around Annecy-le-Vieux is brimming with tourist resorts, and as a result you will find that most locals speak English, however you should always be prepared with a friendly "Parlez-vous anglais?" (Do you speak English?) when in doubt. The town is home to several festivals, most notably of which is the Ancilevienne, a long distance race for teams of runners and cyclists around Lake Annecy, as well as the popular Gabriel Fauré music festival.