Duingt, a small village in Haute-Savoie with a population of 939, covers an area of 435 hectares and lies at an altitude of 452 metres. The village is located 12 km south of Annecy and 32 km from Albertville.This commune, named Duginum in the 12th century, then Duing-Dhérée in the 18th century, means in Latin a fortified mound. It has been inhabited since prehistoric times, as evidenced by the piles found on the site, now covered by the water of Lake Annecy and known as palafittic sites.
Tourist sites and monuments
- The domain of Châteauvieux or the castle of Ruphy, dates from the XIᵉ century. It is situated on a peninsula. More information on : Château de Duingt.
- The Château Dhéré, on the road to Entrevernes dates from the XVᵉ century.
- The streets of the old village of Duingt. Guided tours in summer to discover the charms and secrets of the old village of Duingt with a heritage guide.
- Grotto and lookout point of Notre-Dame du Lac. Very beautiful panorama on the lake of Annecy.
- Neo-Gothic church from 1903.
You can also go hiking in the beautiful cedar forests of the commune. The fauna is rich and you can meet chamois, deer, roe deer and wood grouse on the way. Lynx have been spotted, but are difficult to observe.
For climbing enthusiasts, the natural wall of Duingt is worth a visit. It is located to the right of the entrance to the cycle path tunnel. To reach it, you have to park in the church square and pass under the small bridge of the old railway.
Top rated hotels
Depending on your budget, we have selected five hotels near Duingt that offer excellent value for money and have very good customer reviews:
Clos Marcel Hotel
In Duingt, facing the lake, this prestigious establishment made of wood and glass offers 14 luxurious rooms. The restaurant “Le Comptoir du Lac” serves refined cuisine based on local products. Private beach, whirlpool and sauna are available.
From € 275 per night.
Auberge du Roselet
This beautiful hotel is located 12 km from Annecy. It features a bar and a garden overlooking the lake. The restaurant serves local specialities such as perch fillets. Guests have private access to Lake Annecy. An excellent location to discover the region.
From € 102 per night.
This luxury accommodation is located in Duingt. The rooms have a balcony. Facilities include a spa, wellness centre and sauna. A vegetarian breakfast is served every morning. The hotel is located opposite Lake Annecy.
Rates start at € 384 per night.
Located in the commune of Doussard, next to Duingt, this beautiful family-run hotel features an outdoor swimming pool heated to 28°C. Fresh local produce is featured on the restaurant’s menu. Bicycles are available for loan to tour Lake Annecy.
Rates start at €78 per night.
Hotel Beauregard, the originals relais
This beautiful 3-star hotel is ideally located opposite the lake, 10 minutes from Duingt. The 44 rooms with contemporary decoration are fully equipped and adapted for PRM. Restaurant and lounge bar on the terrace.
From €81 per night.
Hotel du Parc – Manoir du Baron Blanc
Located 15 minutes from Duingt in the commune of Faverges, this former Piedmontese villa welcomes you in a period-inspired setting. Located in the city centre, you can enjoy a large park with century-old trees. The nature reserve at the end of the lake is nearby.
From € 78 per night.
Facilities and shops
The Maison d’Assistante Maternelle
It is composed of 3 childminders who welcome 11 children from 3 months to 3 years old, located in Duingt, 112, route de Magnonnet. Open from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm. Meals and snacks are provided by the structure.
Les Marmottons association
This organisation provides childcare and extra-curricular activities for children aged 3 to 12. Address: 51 rue du vieux village 74410 Duingt Tel: 04 50 68 59 32.
It is located at 44 Rue des Prés Bernard, 74410 Duingt.
Located on the Place Grenette, next to the church, this 310 m² hall can legally hold 327 people standing or 200 people seated.
The commune has a few shops:
- The SPAR supermarket located on the church square
- Ilo Souvenirs , which offers local souvenirs, as well as wines and bicycle hire.
- La boulangerie du Lac: 251 route Annecy 74410 Duingt.
- Le Millésime : Press bar and parcel shop located 259 route d’Annecy.
- Boat and pedal boat hire in summer on the pier.
Le Bon Wagon
This unique place on the tour of Lake Annecy allows cycling enthusiasts to take a break and enjoy a drink and food area. This cycling café has equipment for hire and offers the possibility of paying for your bike free of charge. There is also a tool station, an inflation station and a recharging station for electrically assisted bicycles. A sales area is also available.Address: 107 rue des Prés Bernard, 74 410 Duingt.Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 9am to 7pm.
Duingt’s night markets
These night markets allow you to discover, during the summer, artistic and artisanal products in the streets of the old village. They are generally held on Friday evenings between 7pm and 11pm.
Parking in Duingt
Parking is free in the village: large car park on the church square, car park of the colony opposite Les Près Bernard and next to the shops. During the summer, a temporary car park is open at the roundabout at the entrance to Duingt coming from Annecy. The car parks at the entrance to the village, at the tunnel and at the exit (Lamouille car park) towards Doussard, are reserved for local residents. The car park opposite the colony offers the possibility of car pooling.
Duingt Town Hall
The town hall is located at 19, rue du Vieux Village, 74410 Duingt.Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday from 8.30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on the 1st and 3rd Saturday from 8.30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The town hall’s website: www.duingt.fr