Les Fontaines Campsite, Lake Annecy

Annecy Campsite Pool

The Les Fontaines campsite at Lake Annecy is a lovely small 3 star campsite which is only 1km from the popular Lake Annecy in the Rhone-Alps of South Eastern France.

Lake Annecy is a lovely place to swim during the summer and is popular for watersports and boat trips on the lake. It also has many pretty beaches. There is also a popular 36km cycle path along the side of the lake which can be accessed near the campsite.

The campsite is only 19 kms from the historic town of Annecy at the Northern end of the lake and is 5kms from the village of Doussard at the southern end of the Lake. Annecy is known as the "Venice of Savoy" for its beautiful criss-crossing of canals. Other things in the area include the impressive river gorge "Gorges du Fier" as well as watersports and there are also a number of golf courses nearby and a theme park a little more than an hours drive away.

Annecy

The cycle track follows the left bank of the lake over 36 kilometres. At the edge of the water, it wanders along between lake, mountains and meadows. The route follows an old railway line so is relatively flat and hence a fairly gentle cycle.

The route goes between Annecy and Ugine via the attractive villages of Sevrier, Saint-Jorioz, Duingt and Doussard. The track has a direct access to the Marquisats free beach or to both beaches at Sevrier.

Nature lovers will enjoy the Sentier des Roselières, between Saint Jorioz and Duingt which is one of the rare paths which follow the lake very closely.

CAMPSITE FACILITIES
  • • A swimming pool with a new covered swimming pool due for 2011. Please note that swimshorts are not allowed in the pool and speedo style swimwear should be worn by men or boys. there is also an aquatic park which has a children’s pool and a baby pool which is only 40 cm deep with water mushrooms, aquatic games, etc. There is also a pool with waterslide with 5 slides/shutes.
  • • A bar and restaurant which is open from June until September. A wide range of traditional dishes are on the menu as well as pizzas as well as some local dishes like tartiflette or the savoyarde fondue.
  • • Shop selling bread and croissants in the mornings
  • • Take-aways are also available
  • • Aquagym around the pool in the mornings, Badminton, football, volleyball, French bowls, table tennis tournaments
  • • Archery twice a week
  • • Children's activities including arts and crafts workshops, treasure hunts, sporting tournaments and parties
  • • Children's playground with a trampoline, a rope pyramid and slides
  • • a multisports playground
  • • Entertainments including juggling and magic shows
  • • WiFi area on the restaurant terrace or use the cybercafé in the bar
  • • Cycle Hire

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Getting There

The distances of Les Fontaines from local French airports and from the Channel Ports are shown below:

Ports

If you are going to drive then here are the distances from the Channel Ports:

  • • Calais: 850 km
  • • St Malo: 950 km
  • • Caen: 808 km
  • • Dieppe: 768 km
  • • Le Havre: 770 km

Airports

  • • Geneva : 60 kms
  • • Lyon : 144 kms
  • • Chambery : 61 kms
  • • Grenoble : 148 kms

Public Transport

  • • Local Railway: Annecy Central, 17 km
  • • Services to: Paris, Geneva and all major destinations
  • • Bus Services : Transport Crolard (Website) Daily connexions between Annecy and Bout du Lac.

Things to Do in the Area

Annecy

Annecy is known as "Venice of Savoy" due to the canals in the lovely old area of the town.

Beach at Talloires

Has a slide, diving board, roped off swimming area, table tennis and volley ball, cafe and toilets. A small entry fee is charged but its worth it !

St Jorioz beach

Nice beach with three diving boards, cafe and toilets. A small entry free is charged.

La Sambuy

This ski station opens for summer activities from late June onwards. Worth a visit and if you are brave try out the toboggan track. You can take the chairlift to the top of the mountain. Find out more at their website and watch a video of the activities ! www.lasambuy.com

Gorges du Fier

An impressive river gorge. A gangway guides you through a water-cut narrow gully that opens into an expanse of boulders.

Walibi

About an hour away, you will find the Walibi theme park with 33 rides. To find out more visit their website https://www.walibi.fr/fr"

The Route des Montagnes

This route can be found by joining the Albertville Road just out of the campsite. It is a beautiful road through the mountains. Take a picnic and spend the day driving through the mountains stopping to do walks and watching wildlife.

The Aravis adventure park in Thones

A high ropes course park. You have a safety talk and then are free to spend the whole day up in the trees doing various activities, each run is colour coded from blue being the easiet black being the hardest, red and black run end with a zip wire over the Fier river.

Boat Trips and Ferry

Just out of the campsite you can pick up the boat to Annecy, this takes an hour but is beautiful and cost fourteen euros return.

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