Weather conditions in and around Annecy
Annecy, known as the Venice of the Alps, is a sunny and picturesque city at the foot of the French Alps. Sitting by the north end of Lake Annecy, the weather is warm in summer and cool in winter, providing scenic views in every direction thanks to snow-capped mountains in winter and plenty of lakeside activities to enjoy during summer.
Annecy is a popular summer destination for family holidays near the French Alps.
Touted to be the cleanest lake in Europe, Lake Annecy often reaches temperatures of 25-27°C, making it perfect in so many ways for water sports such as waterskiing, wakeboarding, diving, swimming, sailing, SUP paddle boarding, kayaking and so much more.
On the hottest days, escape the heat with a dip at one of the beaches, or stay cool in the shade of the old town cobbled streets and enjoy an ice cream from one of the many artisan shops.
The south end of Lake Annecy is an ever-growing destination for paragliders. Stable weather conditions coupled with a landscape ideally suited to paragliding is attracting more international paragliding schools. Lake Annecy is one of the few places in the world where new and experienced paragliders can learn new skills over water and make an emergency landing if needed (the schools have boats to collect their students!). From the first day of spring through to autumn, paragliders take the skies.
Mountain biking, cycling and hiking are also popular around Annecy, with regular buses to the Semnoz mountain — right next door to the city — throughout summer to cater for downhill mountain bikers and plenty of hiking trials in every direction around the Lake Annecy.
If swimming in the lake doesn't cool you off enough, why not head to the mountains, with places like La Clusaz just a short drive away. After spending the day there, you could pick up some Reblochon cheese from one of the many local farms. Grab some crusty baguettes for the perfect meal as the sun sets!
Whether you're looking for a lakeside villa or a luxury city apartment, you'll find the perfect self-catered accommodation around Lake Annecy with OVO Network.
Some of our villas around the lake are popular with paragliders and families looking for a beautiful escape from hustle and bustle of the city. Our apartments in Annecy old town provide an entirely different experience, with the holiday atmosphere happening right by the door and plenty of events on both day and night.