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Lac d'Annecy, Annecy
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Lac d'Annecy bears the nickname of "Europe's Cleanest Lake,” because of strict environmental regulations that have been in place since the 1960s. Consequently, it is also a hotspot for water sports and swimming. You’ll understand why when you see its delicate blue waters up close, clear to the bottom, and as untouched as the day it was discovered. The effect of the lake's beauty is immortalized in Paul Cezanne's painting "Le Lac Bleu," which took its inspiration from it in 1896.

The lake formed 18,000 years ago, when alpine glaciers melted. Fed by multiple rivers and an underground water source, it is a basin for the cleanest of water. Consider a refreshing dip at one of the beaches and enjoy the day with a picnic, instead of spending bundles at local cafes. See Lac d'Annecy and all Annecy has to offer by arranging your trip with our Annecy family vacation planner.
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  • When you were born there hard to go elsewhere... Annecy and its Lake is a jewel of purity in a natural setting... Sportsman, or enthusiast such as to not miss any
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  • Very pleasant walks around the Lake which has a water where you can see the bottom so it is clean. Very nice framework.
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  • Well maintained and beautiful, to see by taking the time to walk or make biking around family or lovers
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