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Talloires Holidays

A charming lakeside village

The enchanting village of Talloires, France, with its picturesque old houses and renowned hotels and restaurants, is an ideal choice for a restful holiday. Lying by Europe's cleanest lake, just 9 miles from Annecy, the "Venice of the Alps", Talloires is steeped in history. An abbey was founded here in 1016 and it used to be a Roman staging post on the Milan-Strasbourg road. The resort is sheltered by imposing mountains and offers colourful walks both by the lake and in the surrounding hills.

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Useful Information

Resort Code: FRTA

Languages spoken: French

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

  • from£1059pp
  • 35 rooms
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Exceptionally well located in the heart of Talloires bay, Le Cottage is a charming, traditional, beautifully furnished hotel.

  • from£609pp
  • 38 rooms
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The Pavillon des Fleurs is a perfect hotel for families and those looking for plenty of activities in a beautiful location. Perched on the side of the lake in Menthon, a quiet area around the bay from Talloires (& a pedestrian zone during the summer), the hotel sells itself on its location.

  • from£539pp
  • 32 rooms
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A long standing Inghams favourite and a real home-from-home, this very popular hotel is set in lovely gardens, 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. 

Travel and Transportation

Departure day To Depart from Supplement
Wednesday/Saturday
Wednesday/Saturday
Wednesday/Saturday
Wednesday/Saturday
Saturday
Wednesday/Saturday
Saturday
Wednesday/Saturday
Wednesday/Saturday
Geneva Gatwick
Heathrow
London City
Luton
Cambridge
Bristol
Manchester
Liverpool
Edinburgh
Nil/£19
Nil/£19
Nil/£19
Nil/£19
£39
£19/£39
£39
£19/£39
£39/£69

Transfer Approx. 1hr by coach.

Supplements are based on 7 night departures

Self Drive is available

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Inghams Plus

  • Free Guided walks
  • Free boat trip to Annecy for guests staying in hotels Beau Site, Le Cottage, Pavillon des Fleurs or Les Grillons
  • Free packed lunches at selected hotels
  • Early Booking Offers at selected hotels
  • Inghams Rep based in resort

Special Offers

Excursions

Pre-bookable

Chamonix £54, Tuesday, 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.

Gorge du Fier £45, Thursday, half day
The Fier river has carved out one of the most magnificent examples of erosion
by running water, the Gorges du Fier, considered to be one of the natural
wonders of the Alps. Take a walk through this natural wonder on overhanging
bridges, followed by a visit to the 13th Century Chateau Montriottier, which
has one of the most extensive collections of artefacts in all of France,
including lace, weapons, pottery and the famed Bronze Masterpieces!

Excursions subject to minimum numbers.
Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

Book locally

Chateau de Menthon & Resistance Museum £28, Sunday, pm
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.

Les Jardins Secrets at Vaulx and Le Semnoz €40, Thursday

Visit the lovely gardens at Vaulx and walk around an oasis of flowers in a variety of unique themed settings, then visit the top of Le Semnoz, walk the ridge path to the dairy farm and see Mont Blanc and the Chartreuse mountain range. Depart 11:00am and return 5:30pm.

Things To Do

  • Cinema
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Horse-riding
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Walking
  • Watersports

With its lakeside position and natural beaches, Talloires holidays are ideal for boating, water sports, tennis and golf; and for guests at most Talloires hotels, many activities are free. Explore the beautiful nature reserve of the Roc de Chère, the impressive waterfall at Angon or the lovely village of Menthon with its fairytale castle. Or just relax and discover why this perfect little village is a Mecca for devotees of fine cuisine.

Activity Information

 

Other things to do in and around Talloires

  • Walk (some paths out of the village are quite steep)
  • Outstanding restaurants
  • Beach and water activities
  • Trips on lake
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Cycling with new cycle path along the lake to Angon
  • Boat stop in Tallories and Angon
  • Fête du Lac firework festival in Annecy (1 August)
  • Music festival with fireworks in Talliores last week in August
  • Animated film festival in Annecy

Take the train to Tallories

Travel by Eurostar from London to Paris where you cross from the Gard du Nord to the Gare de Lyon by the Express Underground (2 stops by Express Underground, tickets included). Board the high speed TGV train direct to Annecy for a relaxing journey watching the French countryside whizz by. In Annecy a taxi will be waiting to take you direct to Talloires.

Walking

From easy, lakeside strolls in the village to more challenging rambles in the surrounding hills, Talloires offers a range of walking opportunities for all levels.

Inghams Guided Wanderwalks

Exclusive to Inghams guests
The walks are guided by your rep.

Le Semnoz Friday 3 hrs Moderate
Take a walk up to 1,699m, along the Bauges Mountain Range, catch
a glimpse of the famous chamois or admire the local flora and
fauna, or just admire the view. You will be able to see Mont Blanc
towering over the mountains and even see as far as the Chartreuse
Mountains. Stop at a Reblochon cheese farm along the way.

Historical Walk Thursday Easy 45 mins
Discover Talloires’ fascinating history dating back to the 9th century with this guided tour of the village.

Two Centres | Many guests like to combine their stay in Talloires with another resort, such as Grindelwald, Interlaken, Kandersteg, Montreux, Mürren, Saas Fee, Wengen, Wilderswil, Zermatt, Morzine or Chamonix.