Day Program – with guide
Reservations possible between 7th of April till 15th of October 2023
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(Including wine tasting, wine at table and coffee)
WITH SAVOY WHITE WINE
POULTRY FRICASSEE WITH CRAYFISH
SALMON CARPACCIO DILL CREAM
RACK OF PORK WITH MUSTARD
CHEESES FROM OUR ALPAGES
VACHERIN WITH RED FRUIT COULIS
RAW HAM FROM OUR MOUNTAINS
10H00 : « Jean Jacques Rousseau invites you to Annecy ». Guided tour of the old part off Annecy with ou guide.
The visit of Basilique de la Visitation, where relics of Saint-François de Sales are to see.
The footsteps of the bishop, the writer, the humanist in the places where he lived.
The patron saint of journalists and writers, founder of the Order of the Visitation with
Jeanne de Chantal, left his mark on the Counter-Reformation and offered Annecy the most
illustrious of its spiritual resources.
Or Ecomuseum of Lake Annecy: An unusual journey through time to discover the history and
traditions of Savoy.
12H00 : Tasting of regional products, with Jean-Philippe HERISSON, on an accordion tune.
12H30 : Lunch at the Auberge le Semnoz where Jean Philippe Hérisson will be there to welcome you. (see menus 1, 2, 3 to choose from).
Dancing afternoon, on an accordion tune, you can, if you feel like it, indulge yourself with a few steps of Tango or a few turns of Waltz.
Visit of the Paccard Bells Museum, where you will discover the secret of the manufacture of bells from Antiquity to the present day.
Visit of the Secret Gardens, a paradise of shadows and lights, where East and West mingle in joyful exuberance.
Visit of the Gorges du Fier.
Cruise on Lake Annecy.
Best regards, Jean Philippe Hérisson.
Most of our excursions will be accompanied by qualified guides who can adapt to all your requests.
Nicknamed the "Venice of the Alps" for its proximity to the waters of Lake Annecy and the canals
that cross the city, Annecy is classified as an Art and History Agglomeration and invites you
for a moment of pleasure and discovery in the streets of its old town.
In a maze of small cobbled streets lined with 17th century buildings, the architecture of the old town
of Annecy is colorful. Green, pink, yellow, the facades of the houses follow one another
but are not alike to the delight of our admiring eyes.
Despite some destruction in the 18th and 19th centuries, you can discover the uniqueness of
rue Saint-Claire with its arcades under which you will enjoy strolling and enjoying
the town's shopping windows.
The variety of architectural motifs gives the city of Annecy a very special charm steeped in history.
You will discover "The Old Prisons"; this monument holds a place of choice in the heart of the old town.
Located on the Canal de Thiou which bypasses it on both sides, this atypical monument is
one of the most photographed places in the city.
Successively prison, mint, residence, chancellery, administrative hall, courthouse,
Le Palais de l'Île has taken on successive roles throughout history.
It now houses a museum on the history of the region.
Round trip mileage: 18 km
From the beginning of the 20th century, our mountain regions have attracted a large number
of holidaymakers and adventurers, such as the Windsors who gave the name of the "Prince of Wales".
With the creation of the "Impérial Palace" casino in Annecy, the PLM railway company opened
the mythical road of the Col des Aravis at an altitude of 1486M.
Today this itinerary offers us a look at authentic villages, resorts (La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand),
in which the champions never ceased to make us dream, in addition to a Flora and Fauna specific
to our mountain regions.
Round trip mileage = approximately 100 km
With its 18 km long, its wild coast and its extreme biodiversity, the "Lac du Bourget" has
inspired many poets. "Lamartine" with "Le Lac" drew the bases of romanticism there.
The monks of the "Abbaye de Hautecombe" found a haven of peace there and many families like to
stroll along the "Canal de Savière" to the "Oil mill of Chanaz".
Round trip mileage = 112 km
Discover the many properties on the shores of Lake Annecy.
In a mountain setting, "the blue pearl of the Alps" will reveal its secret landscapes to you
to reach the most beautiful view of the Annecy basin at an altitude of 1150M,
at the "Col de la Forclaz".
Round trip mileage = 65 km
With an exceptional history and architecture, the "city of Calvin" is home to the UN quarters.
Walking through its streets or along the banks of "Lac Léman", the atmosphere of this
international city will not leave you indifferent. Have lunch in one of the most beautiful
villages in France: "Yvoire" and the charm of its flowery streets.
Round trip mileage = 170 km
With its 19km climb in an alpine forest rich in exceptional fauna and flora,
let's discover one of the most beautiful peaks in the "Bauges Regional Natural Park, the Semnoz".
From its 1698M altitude, its 360° panoramic view will rock your gaze between the
"Mont Blanc massif, the Jura and the three great alpine lakes": Bourget, Annecy and Léman.
Round trip mileage = 50 km