Discover Car Hire in Annecy
Nicknamed the Venice of Savoie, Annecy is a breathtaking medieval city located in the east of France. Built beside a great lake sharing the name, Annecy features numerous streams and canals which are fed by the clear waters of the lake, and wind their way through the city.
Stunning natural beauty, combined with loads of well preserved historic attractions make Annecy an excellent city to visit, and with your rental car you will be able to explore all the city has to offer, while touring the beautiful surrounding area as well.
A great place to begin your tour of the area is by driving your rental car into the heart of the city and visit one of the oldest and most important buildings in the area, Château d'Annecy, a castle dating back to the 12th century, which stands high on a hill between the lake and town centre. Restored over the past century to its former glory, the castle is an impressive sight indeed, and also contains a small museum housing a collection of traditional arts and crafts from the area.
Another historic icon of the city located not too far from the castle is the Palais de l'Île, a building located in centre of the Thiou Canal which runs right through town. Dating back to the 12th century, the building was also built in the 12th century, as the home to a local lord. Unique in its location in the water, the Palais was later a mint as well as a jail, and now houses a small museum.
To see a truly unique site of natural beauty, jump in your rental car and take a short drive west of Annecy, where you can visit the Gorges Du Fier. Formed over thousands of years, where the Fier River has carved out a network of giant gorges and potholes, some almost 30 metres deep, with crystal clear waters running below, an impressive sight to say the least.
Near the Gorges, you can also visit a great historic manor, the Château de Montrottier which is a castle which dates back to the 13th century. Located high up on a hill, the castle provides great views of the area, and also houses collections of rare furniture, weapons, ceramics and other historic objects from Asia and Africa.
|Cities (To and From)||Distance (Approx. km)||Travel Time (Approx. hr)|
|Annecy - Paris||650||6|
|Annecy - Geneva||40||1|
|Annecy - Marseille||425||4|
|Annecy - Lyon||150||2|
|Annecy - Toulouse||700||6|
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