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Compagnie des Bateaux du Lac d'Annecy

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Address: 2 Place aux Bois, 74000, Annecy, France
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+33 4 50 51 08 40

In Annecy, close to the old town, the Compagnie des Bateaux du Lac d'Annecy...

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.

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Enjoyed the veiws, but little in English

For the price it was a lovely way to spend an hour, the scenery is specacular. There was commentary but it was all in French. We went for the scenery not for information so we... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Very reasonable price. Good commentary. Plenty of time if you get off and visit one of the villages. A great way to see the beauty of the Lake. We visited Talloires, very pretty small village. Strongly recommend the trip. You are able to take a bike on the boat too.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had just one night in Annecy and wandered down to the lake where we saw the cruiser. It was an impulse moment but we decided to book the dinner cruise for the two hour trip. We did so knowing we would enjoy it but with measured expectations of the food. We shouldn't have worried - it was amazing! Amuse... More 

Thank TWhyte
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

It's fun to tent the boat. No need of a licence. Just be careful of others. The Price was expensive and on top of it, they rounded up the rental hours adding the time taken to explain how to use the boat. Not honest! That ask an ID as deposit.

Thank Laura C
Bergen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We went on the 1 hour trip. The boat was somewhat older with some simpel chairs but for the price, what can you expect. Very informative (only french and english) Nice price / value

Thank Henri A
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived at talloires and expected visit annecy in using the boat to get there. Unfortunately the trip took an hour and a half since the boat cruised on the lake and stopped to each village around. The last boat leaving annecy at 16:45 we just get 30 minutes there. Otherwise the travel was nice under a fine weather and... More 

Thank Patrice H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

For the price it was a lovely way to spend an hour, the scenery is specacular. There was commentary but it was all in French. We went for the scenery not for information so we were happy.

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Houston, Texas
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We loved this 1 hour cruise. Nice boat, easy to boarding process, nice people around and the most important safe boat, clean on decks. It was good enough for us 1 hour cruise because most of time you should stay to see the coast and all the surrounding beauty. For 1 hour cruise you will see - best of the... More 

Thank tk3232
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

The Compagnie des Bateaux du Lac d'Annecy offers a very good option to visit the lake with 1-hour and 2-hour tours. The 1-hour tour does not undertake the entire loop but it is largely sufficient to visit the most amazing view of the lake. The 2-hour tours makes all the stops around the lake. The Compagnie offers a nice guided... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Even though it was raining we did not think this contributed to our disappointment. The English part was like no English we have ever heard . The numbers were the only part we understood. Maybe if it was a sunny day the outside speakers would have been better. The biggest disappointment was when we went back to ticket office after... More 

1 Thank Karen P
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We took the two hour trip on the boat which takes you all of the way around the lake. On the sunny day we had it was stunning and ended up with a slightly sunburnt leg. The view from the lake on to the surrounding mountains is fantastic. The boat can be used to go between the town on the... More 

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