Hotel Les Grillons

  • France, Lake Annecy

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A long standing Inghams favourite and a real home-from-home, this very popular hotel is set in lovely gardens with a pool and jacuzzi, just a short walk from the beach in the delightful hamlet of Angon, just 2 miles from Talloires and now connected by a new cycle track. The Grillons is now run by a charming, incredibly hard working young couple representing the third generation of the Casali family: Aurélie is half English (so you will have no need to pack the French dictionary!), whilst in the kitchen Sébastien skilfully plies his trade as one of the region's top young chefs.

Added value

Free daily packed lunches

Free return boat trip to Annecy

Free entry to all local beaches

  • No. of hotel rooms: 32
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 2


  • Check in time 5pm
  • Check out time 10am 
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax €1.10 per person, per night (under 18s Free of charge) paid locally


Courtyard bedrooms sleep 2-3 people (25m²) have king size double or twin beds, bath with shower head attachment, WC, cable / satellite flat screen TV with English speaking channels, Wi-Fi, safety deposit box, hair dryer and air conditioning. 

Lake View bedrooms also sleep 2-3 people (25m²) have views of Lake Annecy.

The third bed in these rooms is a single sfa bed

Family Suites sleeping 3-4 people (40m²) have a King size bed in master bedroom and twin beds in separate room with lake views, please call to book these rooms and also if Courtyard or Lake View rooms are wanted for just just one person.


The hotel have two Adapted Rooms (but we will need to request from the hotel for you). There are no steps into the property and the lift to all floors is wheelchair accessible. 

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No
Lake Annecy

Not only is it one of the prettiest lakes around, but Lake Annecy is also “Europe’s cleanest lake” due to the very early introduction of environmental regulations in the 1960s. Famously painted in oil on canvas by Cézanne in 1896, the lake lies at the foothills of the French Alps and has a rich local history from both before and after the unification of the local region of Savoy with France in 1860. As well as the spectacular lakes and mountains scenery, the area is well known for its local cuisine including its cheeses, its fish such as Omble Chevalier and Féra, and its chocolate, especially the mountain liqueur-based Roseau.

With a relaxing lakeside setting on the eastern shores of Lake Annecy, Talloires and its medieval architecture became increasingly popular with well-known artists and writers and is now a lovely, laid-back village resort and an ideal base form which to explore the area.

Getting around the lake is also a relaxing experience with the local boat calling at the lakeside villages. Further afield we offer a collection of guided excursions including a weekly (numbers permitting) visit to Chamonix, which boasts the highest mountains in Western Europe accessible on foot- including the Aiguille du Midi (3,842 metres), giving an amazing view of Mont Blanc and the surrounding glaciated valleys.

Things to Do

Discover the history of the area

Visit the town of Annecy, known as the 'Venice of the Alps', its canals, the old town and historical churches. The most famous buildings are the Palais de l’Isle and the Basilique de la Visitation above Old Annecy with a free exhibition of bells (from mid-May onwards).

The area was also associated with the French Resistance, the British agent Odette operated locally and the story of the Plateau de Glières, where resistance fighters were based and there was a big battle is told in the Resistance Museum.

The village of Talliores on the Eastern side of the lake was built around an 11th century abbey. The most well known castles in the area were built by the Dukes of Savoy including Annecy, Menthon-Saint-Bernard and Montrottier.


Great for cycling

There's a flat cycle path circumnavigating Lake Annecy and this scenic ride follows the outline of the lake with fantastic views across glistening water towards pretty villages, castles and mountain peaks. The path also goes along to Albertville on an old rail track.


Love nature

Visit the Bout de lac Nature reserve and follow the trail running through woodland, meadows and marshes, and there's even an old tower giving an elevated view. The paths in the hills around Talloires offer great intermediate hiking and a chance to discover Alpine nature at it's best. Visit the Cascade d’Angon waterfall (30mins walk above Talloires Village) and the Roc de Chère Nature Reserve



It is worth going to Annecy and catching the market on Fridays. Talloires also has a local market on Thursdays (19 June to 26 Sept).



Chamonix €54, Monday, full day
The home of Alpine tourism. Take a cable-car trip up the Aiguille du Midi or the train up to the Mer de Glace (payable locally), or simply enjoy the stunning vistas of Mont Blanc and its dramatic glaciers. Depart at 8:30am and return to Talloires by 5:30pm.

Local Area Tour €25, Tuesday, 10:30am-4pm
Join your rep for an informative and scenic tour of the local area, including a walk around the Bout du Lac Nature Reserve, a drive to visit the Col de Forclaz and Eglise Saint Germain (this tour is weather dependent).

Chateau de Menthon & Resistance Museum €32, Friday, 11am-4:30pm
Experience a guided visit of the 11th century Chateau de Menthon. Then visit the museum and learn about the French Resistance in the area including their fight for survival and the liberation of Annecy.

All excursions above will be available to book locally, depending on availability. All excursions are subject to minimum numbers.

  • Attractive restaurant
  • Beautiful large garden
  • Sun terrace
  • Superb outdoor swimming pool (unheated) and whirlpool (Free)
  • Boat stop in Angon where the hotel is located (high season only)
  • WiFi (Free)
  • Easy access to local cycle track around the Lake and Nature Reserve (suitable for all abilities)
  • Bikes available to hire from the hotel (electric) just 30 Euros per day
  • Free shuttle to Annecy, alternatively, there is a quick and easy local bus service (bus stop located outside hotel)
  • Free shuttle to the Col de Forclaz every day in July and August
Family Facilities
  • Baby cots are available (Free) for children under 2 years
  • Earlier meal times are available for children (on request)

Hotel Les Grillons is on a half board basis with daily breakfast and evening meals

  • Continental buffet breakfast with local home made produce including jam and honey and hot options including pancakes and eggs
  • Enjoy evening meals in the elegant restaurant with the locally sourced and freshly made four course menu.

Please advise us of and special dietary requirements when booking so we can inform the hotel.


The restaurant is also open for lunch including snacks, salads and full meals served outside in the garden (weather permitting) and afternoon tea and snacks are served at the bar or on the terrace all day. Pay locally for these.

  • No of restaurants: 1

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.2146
  • Latitude: 45.8396
  • Location Description:

    This welcoming family hotel is on the edge of the forest and just 200 metres from the beach and the lake.

    The hotel is located in the hamelt of Anglon, just 2 miles from Talloires. Buses stop in Anglon for Annecy and you can walk or cycle to Talloires along the path and cycle track.

    The boat service stops in Talloires but also in Anglon in high season.


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Hotel Les Grillons
Lake Annecy, Half Board
13/09/2023 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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