Autumn in Annecy: our ideas of activities to take a break
S’occupying yourself during the period between the All Saints’ and Christmas vacations is sometimes complex. The weather is not always good, the days are getting shorter and so is your morale. We suggest you to discover some ideas of activities that will allow you to take a break.
Outdoor activities to do in the fall
We know that Annecy is a city where life is good. The setting is pleasant and it is possible to carry out multiple activities. After all, you don’t have to go far to have fun and to disconnect.
Family hikes around Annecy
If you decide to have a sporty weekend with your family, why not opt for hiking ? Some are accessible to all, the only thing is to be well informed about the difficulty before leaving to the assault of the mountain. We recommend this:
- The Plateau des Glières. A simple walk where it is possible to combine walking and culture. Take advantage of the day to talk with your children about the Resistance, on the trail dedicated to the maquis. And as a day in the mountains would be nothing without a good meal, don’t forget to stop at Chez Constance to savor the delicious potato fritters.
- The Semnoz. Several marked trails are proposed on this mountain overhanging Annecy. With young children, we recommend the 3 Lakes tour. The track is quite flat and you will have a beautiful panorama on the Aravis and the Bauges. On the way down, don’t hesitate to stop at the Grande Jeanne park, in order to discover the local fauna to your children.
- The Horseshoe. A little further away, but just as beautiful. During the fall, you will enjoy unique colors and may even have the chance to see snow on the peaks. Be careful if you have a dog, it will not be able to accompany you in this day.
Let yourself be tempted by aerial activities
For those of you who would like to take a solo break, we recommend you try more aerial activities. Some of them will be suitable for meditators, while others will be for thrill seekers.
For the first ones, hot air ballooning seems to be the best option. Early in the morning, you will fly over the surroundings of Annecy and let yourself be carried by the wind. With the fall colors and the morning mist, memories are guaranteed.
For the latter, why not try skydiving ? It is probably the most suitable sport to get your mind right and take a break. You can try the experience on the side of the lake of Bourget or in Megève.
Indoor activities in Annecy and surroundings
If outdoor activities don’t excite you, you should know that Annecy is also full of indoor activities to discover alone or with others. We propose you some ideas of outings that will help you to make a break for a weekend.
Escape game and virtual reality
Another popular indoor activity that allows you to take a break, the escapes games. There are several in Annecy and they deal with different themes, sometimes police, sometimes historical. This kind of outing with friends is the ideal opportunity to use your logic and show your team spirit.
And if you have already tested them all, think of the virtual reality center E.Real Annecy, located in Sillingy. The concept is simple: you put on a helmet and grab the controllers to play in an immersive 3D universe. This alternative to the escape game will allow you to spend a good time, especially during the rainy days of autumn.
The museums of Annecy
Among all the museums in Annecy, our preference goes clearly to the Animation Film Museum, located at 18 avenue de Tresum. Made fun thanks to its thematic course, it seduces young and old alike. A general presentation of the history of cinema is offered to visitors, who can also discover original creations and the museum’s animation film collection.
You can also discover other museums in Annecy, such as the Musée-Château or the Musée Paccard in Sévrier.
Our tip for a total break
If doing activities during the weekend allows you to have a break, the blues come back quickly when you go back home in the evening. So to avoid this kind of depression, our tip is simple: rent an apartment in Annecy or in the surroundings, from Friday evening to Sunday morning.
Getting away from your home from time to time will never hurt you and will allow you to disconnect completely. Who knows, you might even feel like you are on vacation ? All you will have to do is to find a small cosy restaurant, hidden in the streets of Annecy, to complete your break. No doubt that you will start again on the right foot for a new working week.