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Known as the alpine version of Venice, Annecy boasts a majestic mountainous setting with medieval architecture, charming canals and a fairytale lake.
Set in the Rhône-Alps region of southeast France, this breathtaking scenery just calls for a road trip.
Organise an Avis hire car at Annecy Train Station to start a journey you’ll never forget.
We make car rental easy, because we know you can’t wait to feel the freedom of the road and get the very most out of your stay. Wherever your travels take you, the keys are waiting for you to unlock the world.
It’s impossible to imagine a more attractive town than Annecy. Beautifully set on the shores of Lake Annecy, this tranquil body of water is a major draw for visitors. From outdoor activities such as kayaking, sailing, cycling and hiking, to visiting intriguing landmarks like Château d’Annecy, there’s always something to see and do here.
Dating back to the 12th century, Château d’Annecy features an array of fascinating artifacts, including authentic medieval furniture, sculptures and fine paintings. The castle’s terrace is a prime spot for enjoying panoramic views of the lake and old town.
The picturesque canals are a pleasure to meander around. Make the most of the constant stream of quaint nearby cafes and restaurants, providing the perfect pit stop.
Pay a visit to the Palais de l’Isle – arguably Annecy’s most impressive building. Perched on its own island on the lake, this iconic sight has had multiple functions over the years – including being used as a prison.
Also be sure to visit the town’s markets to see piles of local produce temptingly laid out. Market days are Tuesday through to Sunday.
While Annecy itself is wonderful to explore, there are numerous gems in the surrounding area just waiting to be discovered. All you have to do is drive.
Frequent renters get upgraded – and additional days for free – by signing up for Avis Preferred loyalty benefits. Simply choose a date and time and we’ll prepare your quality hire car.
Enchanting views, historic towns and bright cities are only a drive away from Annecy. Just decide where you want to go and take to the road.
Also located on the edge of Lake Annecy, just a 15-minute drive away by car, the village of Menthon-Saint-Bernard paints a very pretty picture. From the quaint port filled with colourful fishing boats to the fairytale castle overlooking the lake, a day out here is certain to be a pleasant experience.
Visit the majestic Château de Menthon-Saint-Bernard, which commands attention from its rocky hilltop position. Inside is a museum where visitors can learn about the castle’s history. Take a wander along the village’s central promenade to absorb the views, or take a boat trip on the lake.
Annecy is close to the border of Switzerland, putting cities such as Geneva on the road trip radar. A 40-minute drive leads to this gorgeous Swiss city, which is also dominated by a stunning lakefront.
Top attractions here include the Palais des Nations, where the United Nations headquarters is situated, and Lake Geneva’s Jet d’Eau feature, which shoots a stream of water 140 metres up into the air. Be sure to explore the city’s varied districts, namely the old town, with historic sights like the St. Pierre Cathedral and Carouge serving up an array of trendy cafes and a distinctive bohemian atmosphere.
Collect the keys to your Avis hire car from Annecy Train Station and start your unforgettable journey in this most beautiful part of France.