Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Jul 2015
35-49 year old female
Bodies of Water
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Castles, Historic Sites, History Museums
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Other Outdoor Activities
Gift & Speciality Shops
Annecy is a very beautiful city, but it's the surroundings — the mountains and the lake — that make it truly unforgettable. Take your time to enjoy the scenery and get into the romantic mood!
After you've finished admiring the stunning surrounding landscape, walk to the old city center. The narrow streets and channels offer the ideal backdrop for strolling hand in hand, plus plenty of places to pause and share a special moment or two together.
The popular postcard image of the city, and its most famous landmark, don't miss the chance to have your picture taken together outside this palace. Allow plenty of time to enjoy the flowers, the swans, and the play of the light on the old walls.
Walk up the narrow streets to the old castle that has been converted into the History Museum. Learn more about the city, the lake and the Alps, and soak up the best possible panorama of Annecy with your loved one.
Being the highest point of the old city center, the route up to this church offers stunning views, and once you're at the top, you can enjoy its beautiful traditional architecture as well as a little reflection time. If you're visiting at Christmas time, the basilica is also a memorable place to attend a carol concert together.
The most romantic place in Annecy is definitely the Lovers Bridge — the perfect spot for a proposal, or just a memorable kiss!
For a romantic lunch, drinks, or afternoon tea, I suggest you take a walk to the Imperial Palace and Casino Hotel. The path there is beautiful, allowing you to enjoy the views over the lake, the city, and the mountains as you stroll, and once you arrive, you'll be delighted by the hotel's excellent service.
Another option for a romantic lunch, is to pack a picnic and enjoy it on the beach of the Imperial Hotel. This makes for a great place to rest and rejuvenate after your scenic walk here!
For a lunch break on the go with your special someone, Boston cafe is an excellent option. The bagels are fresh and tasty, and can either be eaten inside the cafe, on the terrace, or taken to the park for a picnic.
For a sweet afternoon stop, head back to the Palais de l'ile area for the best ice-cream in Annecy. Order a few different scoops in a glass dish to share, and enjoy an indulgent pause together before exploring more of the city's delights.
A romantic getaway means splashing out on something really special, and a private boat cruise is an excellent date idea. Enjoy the best views of the lake while actually sailing on it, and simply lie back as the stunning scenery takes your breath away.
For a sweet treat or a romantic afternoon tea for two, coffee house Au Fidele Berger is home to a wide selection of delicious things — from cakes to macaroons.
Original macaroons, delicious chocolate, and almond sweets — this is a great, local place to pick up a gift for your sweetheart.
If your special someone is a chocolate fan, then Meyer's chocolate shop is the place to go, for everything from chocolate declarations to romantic, novelty gifts.
For a surprise that's bound to sweep your sweetheart off their feet, book a dinner boat cruise on the MS Libellule.
If you're a foodie couple who loves luxury service and gourmet cuisine, Marc Veyrat is one of the country's best chefs, and just happens to own this beautiful garden and restaurant, right on the lakefront facing Annecy old city. Treat yourselves to a 5-star meal here, and you will never forget your romantic getaway!
If you're looking for a good romantic dinner option within the city, I recommend Auberge de Savoie for its great local cuisine. You can also choose to dine outside or in, depending on the season.