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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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  • The ride in the car is handsome, many small villages to cross. A walk on foot from annecy in the direction of Talloire is also nice and relaxing.
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  • Beautiful area and amazing views with friendly people would definitely recommend a visit summer and winter 
  • for holiday a lake with beautiful Clearwater and own a detour to... better the summer of course... attention traffic
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