Tourism & Activities
Discover all the activities in the vicinity of our hotel near Annecy!
Discover Annecy, a town located only 26 kilometres from the Brit Hotel Florimont. This charming and lively town in Haute-Savoie has a population of just over 50,000.
What is there to discover in and around Annecy? There is a lot! First of all, stroll through the medieval streets of the town and enjoy its special atmosphere. Some historical and religious buildings will not fail to attract your eye as a well-informed tourist: the Basilica of the Visitation, the Palais de l'Ile or the Musée-Château and its temporary exhibitions.
In the heart of Annecy Castle, and not far from our hotel near Annecy, visit the Regional Observatory of the Alpine Lakes: 700 m² of exhibitions to discover these great natural areas.
Some museums are also worth visiting during your stay. For example, visit the Butterflies and Insects Museum, which houses almost 4,500 butterflies and insects from 5 continents. Or visit the Ecomusée du Bois et de la Forêt (Wood and Forest Ecomuseum) located in a 19th century sawmill and share the world of the sawyer!
To better appreciate the local culture, traditions and local products, take a walk between the stalls of the different markets of the city. The Old Town Market is one of the most famous: discover it on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Would you like to be accompanied and guided? Book one of the many excursions on offer: take a ride in a hot-air balloon, a 2CV or a gyropod. An original way to discover the city and its surroundings, just a few minutes from our hotel near Annecy!
It is impossible to mention Annecy without mentioning its lake, which is a tourist delight! Discover this blue lake with some of the purest waters in Europe, bordered by majestic mountains. Enjoy a wide range of water sports: swimming, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing and diving! This magical place will also enchant fishing enthusiasts!
It is also the ideal place for a bike ride as there are 35 kilometres of cycle paths on the western and southern shores of the lake. You can easily access it from our hotel near Annecy.
Other sporting activities are also possible, such as golf, paragliding and hang-gliding. It is impossible to get bored at Lake Annecy!
Boat companies also offer cruises on the lake. The opportunity to enjoy the sublime and enchanting landscapes in complete tranquillity, close to our hotel near Annecy.
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Close to Lake Annecy, the Massif des Bauges Regional Nature Park is a territory as mysterious as it is rejuvenating. It is a hiker's paradise! So go for a hike (on foot, by bike, on horseback, on skis...) and enjoy the beauty and authenticity of the landscapes...
In 2011, the park was awarded the international "Geopark" label, in recognition of its outstanding geological heritage.
Albertville, a Savoyard town with a population of around 19 500, enjoys a privileged location in the heart of the Alps, in the beautiful Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Let yourself be seduced by its many assets during your stay at Brit Hotel Le Florimont.
Albertville has been awarded the "Ville d'art et d'histoire" label since 2003 and has a wealth of historical sites to discover. For example, you can take the circuit of the fortifications of the Albertville region: start with the remains of the Tourmotte, an ancient feudal mound from the 11th century, dominating a small old village. Continue higher, discover the Fort de Tarnié and its acrofort, then continue by climbing to 144m altitude to the Fort de la Batterie facing the Mont-Blanc, where you will have an unobstructed view of the Ugine valley. To finish, dominate the Albertville region at an altitude of 1,130m, by visiting the Fort du Mont.
The medieval town of Conflans is also one of Albertville's must-see sites. Let yourself be seduced by the intact charm of this 14th century enclosure, its traditional facades and its fountains through guided, free or audio-guided tours, offering versions for adults and children. For example, you can visit the Museum of Art and History located in the Maison Rouge, only a few kilometres from our hotel between Annecy and Albertville.
Albertville is a key event in the history of the town, which hosted the Winter Olympic Games in February 1992 and has kept traces of this event ever since: you can relive this era on a self-guided tour, starting from the town centre and ending at the Olympic Park, to discover, among other things, the House of the Olympic Games (a museum that retraces the adventure of the Olympic Games in Savoie), the DOME cultural complex, the Olympic cauldron and the headquarters of the OCOG.
What to do in Albertville?
During the winter period, many outdoor activities are available to you, especially for those who love to slide! At the top of the Albertville region, enjoy winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing or tobogganing at the resorts of La Sambuy, Val de Tamié or Les Rafforts. In the summer, everyone will find something to do thanks to the many choices of nature activities available to you: You can climb the summits on an Alpine hike, go horseback riding in the mountains, go mountain biking towards Beaufortain and the Val d'Arly, take the bike route towards Lake Annecy, admire the fauna and flora on a hike, discover the agricultural and wine-growing traditions on the hillsides or, if you like the unusual, you can take a big breath of fresh air by taking part in an accompanied ride on an urban or off-road Gyropod Segway, on circuits lasting from 1 to 3 hours and based on original themes! And if you prefer to take to the water, you can try your hand at water-skiing at the lake of Ste-Hélène-sur-Isère, canyoning, rafting, wakeboarding or water-skiing on the Montailleur lake, not far from our hotel near Albertville.
Let yourself be tempted by the authentic and friendly Savoyard cuisine during your stay in Albertville! Among the main products, discover Savoyard cheeses such as Beaufort, Reblochon or Abondance, taste regional dishes such as Savoyard fondue, croziflette or péla and finish on a sweet note by tasting Bugnes or a blueberry tart.
On the wine side, Savoy wines such as Apremont, Chignin or Crépy are a perfect accompaniment to these regional specialities.