Talloires, Haute-Savoie


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The small lakeside village of Talloires is situated in a charming setting at the foot of the sharp rocky ridges of the Dents de Lanfon.

Situation of Talloires, Haute-Savoie

Talloires is situated 12kms from the city of Annecy on the east coast of Lake Annecy.

Talloires 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.

The village of Talloires

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.


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


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


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


English-French Vocabulary


(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)

Visit the Annecy Tourist Office website here.


About 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. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French 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.

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