Talloires and its surrounding hamlets are at the heart of some of Europe's most striking and pristine scenery. Vérel's plateau overlooks the pristine waters of Lake Annecy, whilst backing onto the mountains of the Bornes and Aravis ranges.
Talloires is often referred to as the "perle du lac," the jewel of the the crown, of Lake Annecy, and with good reason. The village is the epitome of French old village charm, seemingly untouched by time, yet discretely meeting the needs of the modern traveller. The village is well known for its famous visitors Mark Twain and Cézanne and also boasts its very own Michelin starred chef Jean Sulpice of the famous Père Bise on the Baie of Talloires.
Traditional Alpine rural life remains vibrant in the villages and 'alpages', and awe-inspiring views are all-round, all the way to the 4,810m Mont-Blanc.
It is truly a nature and outdoors activity paradise throughout all seasons, flavoured with a delicious touch of the French good life, and nearby Swiss and Italian influences.
Annecy, Manigod, La Clusaz, Aix-les-Bains, Megève and Chamonix (with access to the Mont-Blanc and the Aiguille du Midi) are all nearby, and Italy is just 1.5hrs away - all making for a great variety of easily-accessible outings and day trips.