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La Tournette - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

La Tournette, 74230 Les Clefs, France

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About La Tournette

A summit of the Bornes massif which rises to 2,351 m above sea level. Its notoriety owes in part to its massive appearance and the 360º panoramic views of the French Alps and Lake Annecy. The climb on La Tournette provides an exciting hike and the summit is often crowded, particularly on autumn Sundays when the sky is clear.

Attractions Near La Tournette

Lake Annecy
Lake Annecy10.02km from La Tournette

The pristine Lac d’Annecy, one of the largest lakes in France, sits among snow-capped mountains and is known as the cleanest lake in Europe. Lake Annecy has options like paddleboarding, scuba diving, and catamaran and yacht rentals with the Annecy Sailing Regatta Society. When visiting in summer, there are plenty of sandy or grassy beaches dotted along the picturesque lake, and also you can have a swim in this crystal clear water.

Semnoz14.45km from La Tournette

The Semnoz mountain is situated in the French alps and it was the green lungs of the city of Annecy. It was one of the favorite places for an outing to the people of Annecy by its spectacular views. For skiing and snowboarding, there is 18 km of slopes available. One of the beautiful locations in this area and also a good trekking site.

Pont des Amours
Pont des Amours14.54km from La Tournette

The Pont des Amours is a footbridge located on the shores of Lake Annecy at the entrance to the Vassé canal; its official name is “Passerelle du Jardin public” but the people of Annecy have renamed it “Pont des Amours” for a very long time. It connects the Pâquier to the Gardens of Europe where lovers used to go to find refuge and tranquility. This bridge remains today a very frequented passage in an absolutely romantic setting with magnificent views of the city, the canals, and the lake.

Le Palais de I'Île
Le Palais de I'Île14.7km from La Tournette

Listed as a historic monument in 1900, the Palais de l'Ile, often described as a "house in the shape of a ship" has been a prison, a courthouse and an administrative centre. It is an original structure, the oldest parts of which date from the 12th century.

Musée-Château d'Annecy
Musée-Château d'Annecy14.72km from La Tournette

The Château d'Annecy is a restored castle that dominates the old French town of Annecy in the Haute-Savoie département. It was bought by the town, restored and transformed into a museum, le musée-château d'Annecy. The castle is listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1959. There is an important collection of vernacular furniture, dating from the 15th century onwards, sculpted objects, photographs and models of Alpine chalets.

Col des Aravis
Col des Aravis14.73km from La Tournette

Col des Aravis is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.487m above the sea level, located in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. The pass is traversed by the scenic Route des Grandes Alpes. Col des Aravis is the lowest pass in the Aravis mountain range. The road to the summit is a bit steep. One of the beautiful locations in this area and also a nice place which is blessed with natural beauty.

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The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes administrative region covers an area of 69 711 km2 in the centre and east of the south of France. It is a collection of regions of diverse topographies, climates, natural resources, cultures, folklore, architecture, and languages.