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Fantastic views

Our hotel concierge suggested us to visit Le Col de la Forclaz at Montmin. It was just a half hour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tristao A
Great View!

We were told of this place after we had completed the loop road around the lake. We made a return... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel concierge suggested us to visit Le Col de la Forclaz at Montmin. It was just a half hour drive from our hotel, up the hills. Wow! Great views of the Annecy lake and of the mountains! Sunset is the best time to go!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tristao A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were told of this place after we had completed the loop road around the lake. We made a return trip just to catch the view. It was worth the effort. The scenic road up the mountain through the small villages, small farms with cows...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

A long twisting climb in a car (or a real workout on a bicycle) brings you to a spectacular view over Lake Annecy and its surrounding mountains. A number of restaurants - which are not too expensive - have viewing terraces. Nb all but two...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Broomhillal
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We stayed recently on a campsite not far from Doussard and spent a few days looking up at Col de la Forclaz and all the paragliders jumping off, flying over the lake. In the end we decided we had to drive up. We took the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Owain L
Reviewed September 4, 2018

A visit to Lake Annecy isn't complete without a trip to the top of the Col de la Forclaz, whether by bike or by car. The view is gorgeous - particularly at sunset - and between restaurants, bars, and hiking trails, there's quite a bit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank sslansky
Reviewed August 22, 2018

After going on the free bus to Le Col de la Forclaz and admiring all the parapenting, we decided to do it for ourselves! Chose Delta Evasion, and it was the best fun ever. Go for it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Louise R
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Myself and some friends visited after it was suggested by staff at our hotel. Fantastic views of Lake Annecy! You can have a bite to eat of a cup of coffee and just take in the beautiful surroundings. There are also some gift shops selling...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Leanne B
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

One of the nicest surprises ever. I usually research before but this time I only l knew I wpuld go for one day to Annecy and when we were there we decided to "drive around the lake". When we arrived up to Col de la...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ECPONTAZA
Reviewed January 4, 2018

We were recommended this viewpoint by a fellow camper - and what a recommendation! We drove up via Doussard (which was rather hairy at times) and it was easy to park. A couple of nice looking places to eat but we only came for the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank clairey16
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

There are many viewpoints around Annecy, most requiring physical activity one way or another. Col du Forclaz is an exception as you can easily reach it by car. The views over the lake are just amazing. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2017
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