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“Stunning lake views - ask about hop on/off”

Compagnie des Bateaux du Lac d'Annecy
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We took the two hour tour on a lovely sunny day and really enjoyed it. There was intermittent commentary (French & English) describing the towns and the history of the area which added to the experience but could have been more comprehensive. We arrived 20 mins early and had a good seat to the back edge of the boat that allowed us to take some lovely photos.
Based on what I had read I thought that we would be able to get off during the short stop in each town but this is not the case. Though about half through some people got off (with bikes) and others boarded so it must be possible to to this and get back on another boat. I suggest asking for more information on this when booking tickets.
Unfortunately there was a group sitting behind us who were quite rude and derogatory towards "les touristes" but I guess you get these people everywhere you go!
We recommend this as a pleasant and relaxing way to see the lake and perhaps decide which towns you'd like to visit.

Thank Rachel_Whales
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

We took the 2 hour tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. Arrive early for outdoor seating. We had to sit inside and our views were not as good. Wish there was more narration about what we were seeing or a guide, but beautiful nonetheless.

1  Thank hengelhardt1
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

Took the 2-hour Lake Annecy trip option and it was the second time I'd done it. The commentary in French and English was very good apart from the fact that the English option seemed to be broken when we rejoined the boat after our one-stop option in Talloires. Well worth the E16.80 and the views of the surrounding mountains and villages are lovely. We stopped off in Talloires but, had there not been a sort of paragliding event happening, I fear it would have been a very boring 4 hour stopover. The restaurants are very expensive and there seems to be no village centre. Even the little beach appeared to be pay to enter. The lake trip was the best bit! Tip - catch the early boat before the hoards join the trips and the noise of screaming children becomes a real pest!

Thank lizzie53
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

Our tour was great. There was a good commentary, in French, with a printed translation available. The commentary was not at all intrusive. We got to see everything on this two-hour tour by boat. It is a superb introduction to authentic alpine scenery

1  Thank Simon M
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

Likes - Friendly staff, commentary in English as well as French, covered area when it gets nippy!
Dislikes - lack of information at the quayside. Offices look derelict.

Thank jambon
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