Annecy

Services

Station open every day:  05:00 - 23:30 

TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes ticket machine 
Sales area : Monday to Saturday from 09:30 - 16:30* 
Lost property service: every day from 12:00 - 14:30 
Waiting area 
Luggage locker 
Free Wi-Fi 
Toilets 
Photo booth 
Self-service piano 
Young travellers' reception area 
Defibrillator 
Car park 
Cycle parking
Services and shops 


*No Léman Pass ticket sales at the ticket office 

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Disabled persons

Is the station adapted to the type of disability ?Is there a help desk ?
Motor disability
Yes
Helpdesk available
Visual disability
Yes
Helpdesk available
Hearing impairment
Yes
Helpdesk available
Mental Disability
Yes
Helpdesk available

 

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Interchange hub

 

Annecy station is served by several lines.

 

Léman Express : Ligne L2 Annecy  – Coppet

TGV : Annecy – Paris-Gare de Lyon

TER : Annecy - Aix-les-Bains - Chambéry  - Grenoble – Valence  & Annecy – La-Roche-sur-Foron – St-Gervais-les-Bains-Le Fayet

LIHSA Intercity network

SIBRA urban bus network in Annecy

 


Activities

Those who love old edifices and intriguing history will find something to quench their thirst for authenticity in the heart of the city of Annecy, in the narrow streets of the old town. Dominated by the castle and the basilica, this maze of cobbled streets houses the Palais de l'Ile. This iconic monument in Annecy, a small island in the middle of Thiou Canal has been the subject of countless photos trying to capture its atypical charm. The canals gently wind their way through this city built in the 11th century.

A ten-minute walk from the Annecy train station

 

©Quentin Trillot-Ville d'Annecy

The castle was the residence of the counts of Geneva in the 13th and 14th centuries. Over the next two centuries, new developments gave the castle its unique appearance, a savvy mix of medieval defensive architecture and elegance inspired by the style of the castles in Île-de-France. Abandoned as a residence in the 17th century, it was used as military barracks until 1947.

 

A historical monument that hosts various temporary exhibitions and collections and events related to regional heritage, lake archaeology, medieval sculpture, landscape paintings, contemporary art, and animated films. It is a 10-minute walk from the railway station.

 

 

© Teo Jaffre

Classified as a historical monument in 1900, the Palais de l'Ile is built on a natural rock island and has been used as a prison, courthouse, and administrative centre. Its architecture is original and some of the oldest parts date back to the 12th century. Initially a simple quadrangular building described as a fortified house and occasionally housing a prison and the counts of Geneva’s monetary workshop, today’s Palais de l'Ile is an original monument of the Middle Ages. It is a 10-minute walk from the train station.

 

 

 

 

 

© Royer

Initiated by the local artists' collective ‘Art by Friends’, La Virée is a street art trail accessible all year round in Annecy. A pedestrian route with artwork on existing, often old, urban structures and buildings, which extends over five kilometres. On foot, by bike, on a skateboard, guided by an artist, or on your own, the entire route can be covered in two hours to discover a dozen works. A break from the fast track, coupled with an invitation to contemplate and (re)discover Annecy along a green trail!

 

Art By Friends: Founded in 2008 by Camille Regnaudin and Adrien Fumex, the Art By Friends collective specialises in organising cultural and artistic events and promoting artists, notably through their exhibition gallery. It’s a six-minute walk from the train station.

 

 

 

 

 

© Ville d’Annecy

 

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Did you know ?

History of the station: The first passenger building in Annecy Station was opened in 1866 when the line between Aix-les-Bains and Annecy was opened by Compagnie des chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée (PLM). 
In 2012, Annecy Station became a multimodal hub with a 700 m2 hall built next to the existing building. With this new configuration, the hub combines all types of transport: train, coach, bus, taxi, and car-sharing and bicycle services.     

Among the many culinary specialities of the region, one of the most delicious comes from Haute-Savoie—Reblochon-based tartiflette.

The name Tartiflette originates from local Savoyard dialect tartiflâ, or potato.

The name Reblochon originates from a local fraud. Controllers, by order of the abbeys, visited each farm to estimate the amount of cheese the farmer could deliver according to the amount of milk produced. When the controllers came to visit, the farmers didn't milk their cows completely to reduce the number of litres produced. Once they had left, the farmers milked their herd a second time. That's when they made enough cheese for the entire household! In the 16th century, this process was called re-blocher, or repinching, and by extension milking again.                                                                     

Located about 7 minutes' walk from Pringy Station, Annecy Genevois Hospital is the main hospital in the department. It provides global services thanks to a wide range of equipment and services: operating theatre, imaging, laboratory, and more. All medical and surgical specialities are present, including the referral specialities (cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, intensive care, etc.). A maternity ward, an emergency department, and psychiatric units complete the hospital's offer.

© CHANGE and Jean-Philippe MOULET

 


 

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