• Nearest Lake: 2km

  • Nearest River: L'Yre 1km

  • Nearest Town: Doussard 0.2km

  • Nearby Towns:

    • Faverges: 7km
    • Annecy: 19km
    • Albertville: 26km
    • Aix-les-Bains: 59km
    • Geneva: 65km
    • Chambery: 70km

Sightseeing

Grotte et Cascade de Seythenex is a cave with all sorts of passageways open to the public, and the St Ruph waterfall, located about 9km from the parc. Les Jardins Secrets (Secret Gardens) are a bit further out but are a lovely place to spend a day. There are also a large number of canoeing, kayaking, fishing, waterskiing, windsurfing and quad biking opportunities in the Annecy area.

Days Out

Les Jardins Secrets

Les Jardins Secrets

Find the treasured of Les Jardins Secrets, which are a series of colourful floral delights portraying different scenes and regions.

Grotte et Cascade de Seythenex

Grotte et Cascade de Seythenex

Take a tour underground, climb to the top of a 40 metre waterfall or fly through the sky on a zip wire at Grotte et Cascade de Seythenex. Step in the path of the glacier which formed the cave and marvel at the unusual geological features like the giant cauldrons.

Annecy

Annecy

Close by and accessible via bus from the site is the beautiful town of Annecy. There is lots to do in Annecy: enjoy a boat trip, explore the picturesque canals criss-crossed with bridges, or visit the 12th century Palais d’Isle, which is home to the history museum.

Doussard

Doussard

Fancy a little retail therapy and a delicious treat? Only a short walk from the parc is the pretty village of Doussard which has lovely shops and restaurants.

Chateau

Château de Menthon St Barnard

There are two châteaux nearby: Château de Menthon St Barnard and Château de Montrottier. The former is brought to life on the weekend by actors in period costumes, and the other is full of curiosities such as weapons, fine furniture and rare Asian and African objects.

Events in the Region

Events, International Aimation Film Festival (FIFA), Annecy

International Animation Film Festival (FIFA), Annecy

Annecy is the world capital for animated films and if you attend the festival you will get chance to see world premieres, rub shoulders with producers and fall in love with the art.

Off Parc Activities

Annecy is a great area for activities. You can take to the lake on water-skis, windsurfs, pedalos, kayaks and canoes or you can even fish in the lake.

The following activities are available off parc:

Sports Information

Tennis

2 km from site

Quad Biking

2 km from site
Activities Information

Golf

10 km from site

Driving Range

10 km from site

Fishing

1.5 km from site

Horse Riding

5 km from site

Karting

30 km from site

Boat trips

1.5 km from site

Rafting

18 km from site
Sports Information

Scuba Diving

13 km from site

Windsurfing

1.5 km from site

Canoeing

1.5 km from site

Pedalos

1.5 km from site

Rowing boats

1.5 km from site

Dinghy sailing

1.5 km from site

Kayaking

1.5 km from site

Climbing

Climbing

There is a multitude of climbing opportunities around Annecy. These limestone mountains offer a wide choice of crags and a spectacular range of routes, all of which are easily accessible from our parcs in the area. Chamonix and Mont Blanc are both just 45 miles from Annecy, offering the most concentrated mountaineering area in the world and a major sports climbing venue. North of Annecy, for serious thrill seekers, is the huge via Ferrata in Thrones, renowned as the most difficult in this climbing region. The awe -inspiring Gorges du Fier is definitely worth a visit, where you walk through a narrow canyon on a footbridge attached to the rock face, as the river rushes directly beneath you.

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Just some of climbing areas you can enjoy...

CLIMBING AREA
DISTANCE FROM PARC (km)
NUMBER OF CLIMBS
ORIENTATION
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Les Perouses250East
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Les Grandes Suites20100South-West
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Le Biclop20200South-West
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Grande Jeanne26100South-West
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La Balme de Thuy2426South-East
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Le Sapey2550South
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La Balme de Sillingy3875South-West
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Aravis- Le Grand Bornand311South-West
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Ablon46300East
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Col de Colombière4264South-East
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The Alps average temperature and rainfall

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Walking

Walking and hiking

Annecy is sandwiched between the Aravis Mountains and the Bauges National Park, on the edge of the beautiful Lake Annecy, which is fed from three glaciers via the rivers of melting snow that pour into the lake every spring. Visiting in May is a must, because from May to early June, the meadows are rich with wild flowers, with no less than 300 species to be found.

This picturesque area offers you nature in all its glory, with cascades, rivers, mountains, forests, traditional villages and châteaux all waiting to be discovered. Bird lovers also have lots to look out for from May to September, as there are hunting Peregrine and even Golden Eagles to spot. Annecy really is a fantastic base for all walkers and nature-lovers.

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Eurocamp Active - Walking

Walking booklet

To help you make the most of your Walking parc, we offer our exclusive booklet with 6 bespoke routes for download from your holiday file on all walking parcs.

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Eurocamp Active Walk Gradings

Suitable for all ages. Some are also suitable for pushchairs (listed on terrain information for a particular walk). Total distance of track does not exceed 10km. Flat or gentle hills. No steep sections, no scrambling. Can include up to 200m of ascent/decent. Adequate signs at majority of intersections. Walkers need no previous experience but are expected to exercise normal care regarding their personal safety, especially in tidal zones.

Overview of our 6 exclusive Eurocamp walking routes

Walking route name
Difficulty level
Distance
Highest Point
Height Change
Walking Time
Access
Talloires to Cascade d’Angon and returnModerate6.5 km760 m295 m2.5 hrs (approx.)15 minutes drive from parc
Lathuile ForestLeisurely9 km (+2.4 km optional track)581 m150 m3hrs (+45 min optional track)10 minutes drive from parc
The Two Villages CircuitModerate8.5 km615 m164 m3hrs (approx.)Direct from parc
Montmin and the ‘Sept Fontaines’Leisurely5.5 km1085 m190m2.5 hrs (approx.)20 minutes drive from parc
Thônes and the Pont RomainChallenging7 km871 m260 m2.5 hrs (approx.)40 minutes drive from parc
Bout du Lac Nature ReserveChallenging3.1 km470 m30 m1.5 hrs (approx.)5 minutes drive from parc

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Cycling

Road cycling

The combination of peaceful countryside, lakeside paths and mountain ascents make Annecy the perfect cycling destination – that’s why it was chosen for the mountain finale of the 100th Tour de France. Annecy itself is very cycle-friendly, with the Lake Annecy greenway considered the most beautiful cycleway in France. All the greenways, countryside routes and cycle routes combined amount to nearly 110 available routes for cycling fanatics!

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Eurocamp Active - Road Cycling

High spec bike hire

If you prefer to travel light, we can put you in touch with a local bike hire supplier. ‘Cycles Annick Toinet’ are based in Sevrier, approximately 10km from the parc towards Annecy,. Their website is in French, but you can contact them in English. They speak English and can deliver bikes to the parc. For more information please click the link below, go to ‘Nous Contacter’ and then send them an email with your request.

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Free cycling routes

Free cycling routes, supplied by each regions' local tourist office, can be found at the Eurocamp reception on parc. These are great for planning your road cycling adventure, so don’t forget to drop in and pick one up when you arrive.

Important Information

Bike rental is supplied via a third party and we have no control over their operation, meaning that this might be different from advertised. All rentals are subject to the supplier’s terms and conditions, and payment is made direct to the supplier.