With children in Annecy

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Around Lake Annecy with children

Surrounded by mountains, Lake Annecy is only 447m above sea level and therefore perfectly suitable with a baby or young children.

The perfect destination for a family vacation

You might think you’re heading for higher ground if you choose Lake Annecy: in the photos, you can see that it’s surrounded by mountains!

But the good news is that the lake is only 447m above sea level, which means:

  • There are no reasons not to bring an infant with you.
  • The water in the lake is warm enough for swimming in summer (22°-24°).
  • That there are easy walks around the lake with young children (and even with a toddler if you have a baby carrier).
  • Some tours/activities are suitable for pushchairs.
  • Europe’s purest lake will enchant you on your family holiday

Get in the water, kids!

Just 1.5km from the campsite, the Doussard beach has excellent facilities, with a supervised protected swimming area, a sandy beach for building sandcastles, a play area, shady lawns, toilets, water sports centre…

Find the different beaches around the lake: Swimming at Lake Annecy

At the Doussard beach harbour, the pier allows you to travel to Annecy without taking
the car: 1-hour cruise on the outward journey, free time to visit the old town, 1-hour cruise on the return journey. Pushchair access.

Annecy old town

Just 17km from the campsite, the “Venice of the Alps” will keep you busy all day: stroll along the canals, cross the Pont des Amours, take a ride on the carousel or the little tourist train on the esplanade, visit the old prison and castle, eat an artisanal ice cream under the archways of the Old Town…

There are plenty of ways to make a visit to Annecy easier for children and have fun with the whole family: guided tours in several languages, geocaching, city games…

Good deal : discover our TOP 10 activities/visits to do in Annecy

The Voie Verte cycle path with the family

Just 500m from the campsite, you can hire a bike with a baby seat or children’s trailer to enjoy the magnificent views and take a picnic break by the water.

Map of the Lake Annecy cycle path

Good deal: we offer bicycle rental (classic or e-bikes), children’s bicycles and kids trailers directly at the campsite

Good deal : we offer bicycle rental (classic or e-bikes), children’s bicycles and kids trailers directly at the campsite

Nature Reserves

The Bout-du-Lac nature reserve is intersected by 2 watercourses that feed Lake Annecy and is rich in wildlife (birds, amphibians, beavers, insects, etc.). This is a very pleasant walk through the wild, unspoilt reed beds, accessible to all (including pushchairs and wheelchairs) via a specially-designed educational trail.

The Roc de Chère nature reserve has a number of trails starting from the Lake Annecy golf course car park, with a magnificent view over the “petit lac” and the Château de Duingt. The reserve is not suitable for pushchairs, but you can take a baby carrier. The reserve is not accessible for strollers but you can take a baby carrier.

Good deal : We offer accompanied Nature outings in our entertainment schedule. On the program: fun activities, wildlife observation, reading landscapes,…

Mountains and pastures

LE SEMNOZ : the Semnoz station is a must-visit in the region. Accessible by car to the summit, you will have a panorama of the surrounding mountain ranges from Crêt de Chatillon. On a clear day, you will see Mont Blanc.
There are activities for the whole family: cable car, summer tobogganing, all-terrain scooters, mountain pastures with cows, summer biathlon…

LA CLUSAZ and the COL DES ARAVIS : known for winter sports, La Clusaz opens its ski lifts in summer. Visit a traditional chalet transformed into a fun museum on the making of farm reblochon and the history of skiing then head to the Col des Aravis to see Mont Blanc and look for marmots.