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Compagnie des Bateaux du Lac d'Annecy

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Address: 2 Place aux Bois, 74000, Annecy, France
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+33 4 50 51 08 40

In Annecy, close to the old town, the Compagnie des Bateaux du Lac d'Annecy...

In Annecy, close to the old town, the Compagnie des Bateaux du Lac d'Annecy invites you to get on its boats to discover magnificent landscapes, between lake and mountains… The boats Cygne, Savoie, Belle Etoile and Allobroge make you find the serene virtues of cruising thanks to the "Commented Big Lake Cruise" and "Omnibus Circuit" with short stops in the different villlages around the lake. Program is : Relaxation and Discovery... MS Libellule an its crew invite you to lunches or dinners dance on the lake. Meals are cooked during the cruise by the Chef Philippe Chirat in the modern kitchens of the MS Libellule Boat.

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Morning trip

Lovely sunny day and a two hour trip around Lake Annecy. Stopped at several locations and in high summer would be a great way to travel get off and back on. The only down side is... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
Pauline B
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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Workington, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The boat company do a 1hr non-stop tour of lac and a 2 hr where you can hop off once and get back on later. We used the 2hr trip which left at 10.15 and got off at Menthon after 30 mins or so. Had breakfast there and then walked through the Roc de Chere nature reserve to Talloires. Signpost... More 

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Spofford, New Hampshire
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We had a nice sunny day and the temperature was just right out on the water for this 2-hour tour of Lac D'Annecy. The water is a beautiful shade of green and very clear. We had a wonderful view of several small towns, distant snow covered mountains, and people involved in a variety of water and aerial sports. We took... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely sunny day and a two hour trip around Lake Annecy. Stopped at several locations and in high summer would be a great way to travel get off and back on. The only down side is the lack of leg room between the rows of plastic chairs worth the trip for us but would be expensive for a family

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New Brunswick, Canada
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543 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

We loved this boat tour so much we went twice during our week there. You can sit inside or outside. The sights around the lake are beautiful. Love to see the beautiful homes from the water. This boat is very stable. Even on the day that the water was rough it felt smooth. Great experience. Highly recommend. It was our... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

A nice way to see the entire lake including the houses, castles, restaurants, boats, parks, landscape, hang gliders. You stop like a ferry at different locations around the lake to pick up and drop off passengers. There is an audio that tells you about significant knowledge about the lake and surroundings. It's a serene experience and great photo ops!

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Meribel, France
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We took the boat from La Ravoire and it took 30 mins to reach Annecy. The return leg took 90 mins as the boat only goes one way around the lake so we ended up doing the full tour. It was a beautiful day and although I have been to the lake many times touring the lake took me to... More 

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sydney australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

We booked on the 10.30 trip, the two hour trip .it really gave us an insight into the towns around the lake. The commentary was in French and English and well done. I would definitely recommend this boat trip. I learned so much about the area.

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Manchester, UK
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Although out of season and a bit chilly in spite of the sun we decided to take the lake cruise to see as much of the area as we could in the short time we were there. What a great choice. I believe this company have a few boats and ours was the one designed only for the tour, there... More 

1 Thank Stuart S
Greenville, South Carolina
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546 reviews
306 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

I had one day in Annecy, and while I wanted to stroll the old town, I also wanted a boat tour of the lake. This company offers a one-hour and a two-hour option, and i chose the former. For me it was perfect, as it gave me a good sense of the entire lake - and the wonderful mountains beyond.... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

We spent 5 days in Annecy and got lucky on the weather so we decided to take in a boat cruise on the lake. We found that the building marked "Compagnie des Bateaux" is not the right place to purchase tickets for the lake cruise. You have to go to the small green building near the boats in the Jardin... More 

3 Thank John S

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