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5 Best Day Trips from Annecy

Annecy in France has become very famous over the last few years. It is a cute little village that is packed with people in the summer and dying during the rest of the year. A trip over the border to Switzerland, a bus trip, or even better, a helicopter ride, and the view will blow you away. If you are planning to spend a few days at Annecy and you are eager to fill the rest of your time, take a look at our top 5 day trips from Annecy.

1. Grenoble

cable cars lined up and parked in grenoble

It is a short bus ride from Annecy to Grenoble. A beautiful city full of old Roman buildings and Victorian architecture. There are canals and a lovely park in the centre which makes it a really pretty city.

2. Annecy Lake

Annecy Lake is located in the southern end of the city. There are around 14 beaches with restaurants, shops, bars and all the rest of it. There are boat hire places on the Annecy Lake and lots of people with picnics on the beach.

3. Lac d’Annecy

The lake is only a 5 minute drive from Annecy and there are ferries around the lake throughout the day. There are loads of hotels located on the shore of the Lake and you can even swim in the lake.

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4. Glacier du Pilat

Near Annecy you can find Glacier du Pilat. It offers hiking, mountain biking and for those brave enough, skiing and sledging. When we were there a few years ago, we could see the mountains of the Alps as the clouds rolled in. The ride is about an hours drive.

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5. Montreux

The Swiss city is beautiful and I would love to go back. Only 20 minutes drive from Annecy, Montreux is a huge city. Nestled in the hills and surrounded by beautiful lakes. There are also loads of little shops, bars and restaurants dotted around the Montreux city centre. It is worth visiting just for that.

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Did we miss anything? Which day trips from Annecy would you like to try?

What is the most popular type of accommodation?

It is a question that many property managers ask.

Accommodation is, of course, a big sector and it could be that there are many types of accommodation. However, it is a good bet that most businesses will focus on only a handful of accommodation types.
What these few types are will depend on the city that you are working in or the town that you are targeting.

If we look at some of the countries and compare some facts and figures, we can get a good idea of what the most popular types of accommodation are.

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Tourism is very important in most countries. People often book accommodation as a way of experiencing the local areas. With that in mind, it is no surprise that the most popular types of accommodation would be a hotel or motel. Both would provide guests with everything they need in terms of accommodation as well as easy access to local bars and restaurants.

In a tourist destination, you should aim to host as many guests as possible. This means that your property has to be located in a prime location. A great location, one that is highly visible and that is easy for guests to access by foot or by public transport.

A resort hotel will be similar to a hotel but will include a pool. This would allow guests to splash around and cool off in the heat of the summer sun. In winter, a resort hotel would allow guests to use hot tubs.

If your property is close to the pool, it means that you will be getting a lot of walk-by bookings. This is great for occupancy rates. If you advertise your rates on, you often have the option to not include Wi-Fi if you chose to charge more than what the market rate is.

However, if your property is close to the pool, people will be more likely to book just because the property is close to the pool. Don’t put yourself in a position where your property might be booked because of pool access.


Many people live in towns as well as cities. Also, people in towns often come to towns for business or other reasons. This means that one of the most popular types of accommodation that you could use in your town would be a house. Houses tend to be good value and will attract guests, especially families.

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