Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

lake_name = Lake Annecy
Lac d'Annecy
image_lake = LacAnnecy pt com.jpg
caption_lake = With labels for towns and mountains
image_bathymetry =
caption_bathymetry =
location = Haute-Savoie
coords = coord|45|51|N|6|10|E|type:waterbody_region:FR|display=inline,title
type =
inflow = Ire, Eau morte, Laudon, Bornette and Biolon
outflow = Thiou
catchment = 251 km²
basin_countries = France
length = 14.6 km
width = 3.2 km
area = 27.59 km²
depth = 41 m
max-depth = 82 m
volume = 1,124.5 mio m³
residence_time = 4 years
shore =
elevation = 446.97 m
islands =
cities = Annecy ("see list")

Lake Annecy (French "Lac d'Annecy") is a lake in Haute-Savoie in France.

It is the second largest lake in France, after lac du Bourget, except for the French part of lac Léman (Lake Geneva). It is known as "Europe's cleanest lake" because of strict environmental regulations introduced in the 1960s. It is a popular tourist destination known for its swimming and water sports.

The lake was formed about 18,000 years ago at the time the large alpine glaciers. It is fed by many small rivers from the surrounding mountains (Ire, Eau morte, Laudon, Bornette and Biolon), and from a powerful underwater source, the Boubioz, which enters at 82 m depth.

Towns and villages around the lake

* Annecy
* Annecy-le-Vieux
* Doussard
* Duingt
* Lathuile
* Menthon-Saint-Bernard
* Saint-Jorioz
* Sevrier
* Talloires
* Veyrier-du-LacA cycle path goes around Lake Annecy past Sevrier and St Jorioz to Faverges. It has an aim to reach Albertville. The lake is around 14km long.

ee also

* Faverges
* Montmin



External links

* [ Best Cycling Climbs from Lake Annecy]
* [ Lake Annecy]
* (in French)
* pictures of Annecy (lake, castle, city)
* lake annecy pictures
* [ Looks on Annecy & its lake]

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