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Last Updated: 4 March 2020

When I show the region of Annecy to our family and friends, I always bring them to Talloires, a small village located on the eastern shore of the beautiful Lake Annecy. Ideally situated in a charming setting at the foot of the sharp rocky ridges of the Dents de Lanfon (1,824 m) and the Tournette mountain (2,351 m), Talloires and its peaceful bay will charm you at any time of the year!

Situation of Talloires, Haute-Savoie

Talloires is situated 12kms from the city of Annecy on the eastern shore of Lake Annecy.

Map of Talloires

The village has a population of 1,700 and its village-centre lies at approximately 500m above sea-level. It is crossed by the D909A which links Annecy to Faverges via Menthon-Saint-Bernard.

Map of Talloires

The village of Talloires

A general view of Talloires from Ermitage de Saint-Germain © French Moments
A general view of the village from Ermitage de Saint-Germain © French Moments

To have a beautiful view of the village, the church and the lake in the background, park your car along the D909A road above the cemetery (latitude: 45°50’27.50″N, longitude: 6°12’57.19″E). The view is at its best in the morning with the sun lighting the Semnoz and the western shore of the lake.

Spring in Talloires © French Moments
Spring in Talloires © French Moments

You can access the lakeshore by walking down the narrow lane of chemin de la Colombière or the larger route du Port.

The village of Talloires © French Moments
Chemin de la Colombière © French Moments

Down to the lakeshore, the little marina faces the romantic silhouette of Ruphy castle in Duingt.

Lake Annecy from Talloires © French Moments
Lake Annecy from the Chemin des moines © French Moments

The village houses many celebrated hotels and restaurants and is accessible by boat from Annecy.

Talloires Abbey © French Moments
Talloires Abbey © French Moments

Talloires’ most celebrated restaurants include Le Père Bise and L’Abbaye de Talloires.

English-French Vocabulary

Lake Annecy from Talloires © French Moments
Lake Annecy (a view from the wharf) © French Moments

(f) for féminin, (m) for masculin, (adj) for adjective and (v) for verbs

  • Alps = Alpes (f,p)
  • cemetery = cimetière (m)
  • church = église (f)
  • hotel = hôtel (m)
  • house = maison (f)
  • lake = lac (m)
  • Lake Annecy = Lac d’Annecy (m)
  • lakeshore = bord du lac (m)
  • mountain = montagne (f)
  • resort = lieu de villégiature (m)
  • village = village (m)

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Visit the Annecy Tourist Office website here.

Have you been to Talloires? Tell us what impressed you there by commenting below!


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About the author

Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. He has a background teaching French, Economics and Current Affairs, and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations, and a degree of Economics and Management. Pierre is the author of Discovery Courses and books about France.

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