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Lake Annecy, whose waters are the purest in Europe, is a natural haven for water sports enthusiasts. The 18 hole golf courses feature fairways and greens that meander through the most beautiful countryside. The surrounding mountains have an endless variety of marked trails and paths for ramblers and hikers.

You can also benefit from the "Talloires en liberté" card. It gives you access to numerous free activities: beach bathing, tennis, mini-golf, bike hire, boat hire, windsurfing, kayak, out-of-season green fees for the Talloires golf course, historical tour of the Talloires village, visit to the Château de Menthon, visit to the Salomon Contemporary Art Foundation in Alex, visit to the Jardins Secrets… and activities at reduced prices: catamaran hire, two-seater paragliding, the Adventure Forest, canyoning, high-season green fees for the Talloires golf course

Talloires Golf Course

“Our golf course occupies a very privileged location. Overlooking the lake and at the foot of the mountains, it is in the heart of the Roc de Chère nature reserve. Golfers who would like to discover our golf course during their visit to our splendid region will be made most welcome.”

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Giez Golf Club: an exceptional golfing opportunity

Located in the heart of a region reputed for its all-year-round choice of activities, the Giez Golf Club benefits from an extraordinary location blessed with a wonderful panorama of Lake Annecy and Mont Blanc. This particular contrast between the mountains and lake confers a unique layout to the course itself. Both beginners and experienced golfers will be able to show their merits, either on the 18 hole Belvédère course or the 9 hole Castor course which also offers training facilities.

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Boat Hire

There is a large number of boat hirers along the lakeside offering a wide choice of crafts such as catamarans, pedal boats … for romantic trips or sporting excursions on the lake.

Wakeboarding, water skiing, sailing, visiting or just simply relaxing… there is a vast choice of aquatic activities.


Try paragliding accompanied by free flight specialists who all have the experience of over 6,000 flights and who will be happy to share their passion with you on one of the most appreciated sites in Europe.

You will take home with you an unforgettable experience offering a completely different view of Lake Annecy and the surrounding mountains.

Adventure Forest

Located in one of the region’s most attractive forests. Using ropes, cords, cable slides, zip lines, rope bridges… you will move through the trees from one platform to another… excitement and impressive views guaranteed!!
Courses with different levels of difficulty, no specific physical fitness requirements are necessary.

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The Menthon-Saint-Bernard Castle

For almost a thousand years, the Castle of Menthon-Saint-Bernard has watched over a sumptuous landscape, overlooking Lake Annecy and the surrounding mountains. This impressive castle, with its unusually attractive and romantic appearance never fails to surprise seemingly defying time, possesses a rich history intimately associated with the history of Savoy.

Today, you can visit the castle which, since the time it was built, has been the home of the Menthon family. One of its outbuildings, the Créquier Sinople, whose vast terrace opens onto the surrounding landscape, can also be used for wedding receptions, group meals, corporate seminars, etc…

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