Castles and mountain towns

If you love old stones, you will appreciate the Château de Menthon St Bernard (whose shape inspired Disneyland Paris) and the Château d’Annecy. Not to forget the must-visit Old Town of Annecy, with its picturesque Old Prisons, canals, glaciers, shops, and restaurants.

A bit further afield: explore the Gorges du Fier in Lovagny and the Château de Montrottier.

For a bit of shopping, hop over to the other side of the Aravis mountain range. Stroll through Megève and its luxury boutiques. Or venture a bit further, explore Chamonix, its crystal museum, and its main street housing all the shops of major sports and outdoor brands, at the foot of the magnificent Mont Blanc.