Annecy is today the center of a very touristic area of over 130,000 inhabitants. The city of Annecy has about 53,000 inhabitants called the « Anneciens » and « Anneciennes ». It is located in Haute-Savoie, an area in the southeast of France, in region Rhône-Alpes. It is bordered by many municipalities : Cran-Gevrier, Pringy, St. Jorioz, Meythet and Seynod

The town of Annecy is respectively ranked 110th amongst the national ranking in the classification of French cities (between Epinay-sur-Seine and Sevran) and ranks 43rd amongst French urban areas (between Poitiers and Lorient).
More information about Annecy’s story : The story of Annecy

Cultural & Sports Facilities

If you want to cultivate your mind in Annecy by either going to the cinema, museum, library or to a nightclub or concert, this page is here will help you discover the structures that exist.
You’ll also find schools, colleges and high schools in Annecy.
You’ll find the stadium with sports facilities in the city. It is located in the northern suburbs of the city.

More information : Cultural Facilities

Shops and boutiques

Our city has a lot of boutiques and shops. Small craft to luxury shopping, you will find everything you need.

Bathing and swimming in Annecy

If you like to sunbathe or swim and relax you will be statisfied with the beaches around the Lake of Annecy and its two swimming pools.

Marquisats Pool : a swimming pool open from May to September.

Les Fins Pool : a swimming pool open from September to May

Albigny Beach : a free monitored beach.

Marquisats Beach : a free monitored beach.

Imperial beach : an admission beach, very well equipped.

Learn more about swimming pools and beaches around the Lake of Annecy by following this link : Beaches and pools of Annecy

Natural Heritage

Lake Annecy

The lake, with a length of about 14 km, is one of the purest in the world in which you can swim and practice many sports : diving, water skiing, boating, windsurfing …
More information : Lake of Annecy


Association of Protection and Natural Heritage Education.

FRAPNA offers schools, day camps for people with disabilities from Haute Savoie with themed outings : a river, biological corridors, gardens … Every summer you can also find groups, but it is also opened to public with entertainment on the pasture of Semnoz.

More information : FRAPNA


Society of Economics
Alpine Haute Savoie
SEA works to sustain and improve techniques and alpine culture around key themes of pastures, water and forest. SEA organizes numerous events and prevention campaigns : conferences on water, forest, flavors and also how to use pastures, workshops for discovering paths…
More information : Echoalp

Mountain Semnoz

The mountain Semnoz covers 16km between Annecy, Col Leschaux, Alby sur Cheran and Saint Jorioz … Offers an exceptional view from the top of Semnoz : the Mont Blanc, the Lac du Bourget in Aix les Bains.
More information : Mountain Semnoz

The River Fier

The Fier is the largest river in Annecy. It rises in the Aravis and flows into the Rhone at Seyssel in Ain. More information : The River Fier

The River Thiou

The Thiou is a tributary of Fier. Taking its source in the lake, it crosses the old city, and  joins the Western city to Cran-Gevrier. It is the smallest river in France.
More information : The River Thiou

Do you want to find a job in Annecy ?

Here are some information to help you : Find a Job in Annecy

Services & Administration

City Council

The City Council of Annecy is located between the Police Station, the Paquier and the Marquisats :
« Place de l’Hôtel de Ville »
74000 Annecy
Phone : +33 450 338 888.

Tourist Office

The tourist office is located in Annecy, Bonlieu Center (opposite Paquier):
1, rue Jean Jaurès, 74000 Annecy
Phone : +33 450 450 033