There is a huge range of recreational activities to enjoy in the area, the majority of which are within walking or easy cycling distance from the apartment (gîte) chez42. A full library of brochures plus maps and walking trails suitable for all levels are available at chez42 for your use.   Here is a list of sights and activities close to your holiday accommodation, or a short car journey away.  Check opening times where relevant if you are not visiting between the months of May to September.


Outdoor Activities

  • Walking in the Bauges Mountains Regional Park
  • Hire a pedalo, kayak, catamaran or fishing boat, Saint-Jorioz port
  • Rock climbing, Duingt
  • The "Big Jump" children's outdoor soft play area, Saint-Jorioz (10 minutes walk from chez42)
  • Summer luge (toboggan), Semnoz
  • Horse riding, Sevrier
  • Water-skiing, Sevrier
  • Beach volley-ball, Saint-Jorioz
  • Mini Golf, Saint-Jorioz
  • Tennis
  • Outdoor swimming pool, Annecy (Les Marquisats) - summer only
  • Outdoor ice skating rink, Annecy - winter only
  • Skiing, Semnoz - winter only, see skiing page
  • Watch or participate in flying at various hang-gliding / paragliding take off points
  • Hot-air ballooning
  • Helicopter flights
  • Microlite flights
  • See a panoramic view of the lake from The Col de la Forclaz
  • The view from the top of the Semnoz – le crêt de Châtillon
  • The view from the top of Taillefer
  • The view from the top of Mount Veyrier
  • The Bout du Lac nature reserve and bird sanctuary, Doussard
  • Merry-go-round and parks, Annecy
  • Guided tour of Annecy old town (ask at Tourist Information office in the Bonlieu Centre)
  • Shopping, Annecy old and new towns
  • Markets, Saint-Jorioz (Thursday), Sevrier (Wednesday), Annecy (Tuesday, Friday and Sunday)


Indoor Activities

  • 10-pin Bowling, Sevrier
  • Indoor swimming pools, Annecy, Seynod, Ugine
  • Large indoor ice skating rink, Annecy
  • Squash, Saint-Jorioz
  • Indoor Tennis, Saint-Jorioz
  • Cinema, Saint-Jorioz and Annecy
  • Bonlieu Theatre, Annecy
  • Art galleries, Annecy
  • Annecy Castle
  • Basilica of the visitation, Annecy
  • Château de Menthon-Saint-Bernard
  • The eco-museum, Sevrier
  • Bell foundry and museum, Sevrier
  • La Turbine, (the centre of scientific, technical and industrial culture), Cran-Gevrier


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