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Annecy and the Gorges du Fier Excursion

Annecy and the Gorges du Fier
Thursday Jun. 17th – Sept. 16th

Adult: € 49.00  Child U12: € 24.50

Known as the ‘Venice of the Alps’, Annecy is a stunning picturesque town. A warren of lanes, passages and arcaded houses, below and between which flow branches of the Canal du Thiou. The houses, ringed by canal-side railings overflowing with geraniums and petunias, are incredibly beautiful.

The medieval quarter with its cobbled streets is centered around the famous Palais de L’Isle which used to be medieval prison and was built in the twelfth century. Taking up most of the island in a canal, it is the symbol of the town and is one of the most photographed monuments in all of France.

Climb up to the Château d'Annecy which dates from the 12th century and is currently a museum . From the terraces you can enjoy the panorama out across the decorated rooftops to the lake. You will have free time to discover the town and lakeshore, or to take a scenic boat trip, and enjoy a relaxing lunch.

In the afternoon we depart Annecy for the short journey to the Gorges du Fier:

Gorges du Fier
The Fier is one of the most important rivers in the Haute-Savoie region. Just 10 km from Annecy, the river has carved out one of the most magnificent examples of erosion by running water, the Gorges du Fier, considered to be one of the natural wonders of the Alps. The gorges have been accessible to the public since 1869 via a footbridge 252 m long, suspended 25 m above the river.

Venture deep into the giant gorge with the River Fier flowing at its base, and stop to admire the boulders stacked up high in all their shapes and forms. The play of light and shadow makes extraordinary faces appear along the length of the rock face. Discover a multitude of Giants’ Kettles carved out by the river over thousands of years. Admire the ‘Mer de Rochers’, a labyrinth of fissured rock and discover the legend of Diane, the Knight, and Page Boy.

Note: The Gorges are not suitable for wheelchair users, or those with reduced mobility. Sensible closed footwear should be worn.

We travel to/and from Annecy by autoroute.

What's Included:

  • Return coach or minibus travel
  • Admission to Gorges du Fier
  • All tolls & taxes

What's Not:

  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Lake cruise
Pick Up Points
Time   Town   Location
08:20   Chamonix   Tourist Office
08:23       Hotel Alpina
08:30       Railway Station
08:35       Bus Station (cham sud)
08:45   Les Houches   Hotel du Bois
08:48       Tourist Office
08:50       Bellevue Cablecar
10:15   Arrive Annecy Lakeside

Depart Annecy for the Gorges du Fier

14:00   Arrive Gorges du Fier
16:00   Depart for return journey
17:30   Arrive back in the Chamonix Valley
    Drop offs as above

Airport transfers from Geneva Airport to Chamonix
Airport transfers from Chamonix to Geneva Airport
Airport transfers to/from Geneva Airport to Chamonix
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