Mara Junkere - Aravis/Annecy - La Clusaz, Grand Bornand, St Jean de Sixt
Annecy is a human size pretty alpine town, the capital of Haute-Savoie, situated in south-eastern France just 30 minutes drive from Geneva. It is known for its old town and river Thiou winding through the medieval cobbled streets. Some even call it the little Venice of the Alps. In summer Annecy main attraction is it's lake that is considered to be the cleanest in Europe and offers a vast choice of beaches all around it. Annecy is also well known for its numerous events throughout the year. Most popular of which are the Venetian Carnival, Marathon, International Animation Film Festival, Lake Festival and Christmas in the Alps. While living here you have a choice of numerous ski resorts just 30 minutes drive from the town. La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand and Manigod are called Lake Annecy Ski Resorts and offer 220 km of excellent skiing conditions for beginners and advanced skiers. The road starting from Château of Annecy will bring you up to Semnoz which is a perfect place for family skiing. You will adore the 360° view on the surrounding mountains, wide slopes and extremely friendly ski pass prices. For those who are looking for excellence in French gastronomy Annecy offers 5 restaurants listed on the renowned Michelin guide. No doubt this is THE place for all outdoor sports fans. Either it is summer or winter this is an excellent playground for those who like cycling, mountain biking, swimming, hiking, sailing, wake boarding, paragliding, climbing, skiing… The list is too long to fit in here.