Annecy Shopping Tour, Annecy

Annecy is a beautiful historic town in the south of France. The old streets of Annecy--packed with charming souvenir and antiques shops neighboring large fashionable stores--make it an ideal destination for shopaholics. The following walking tour will help you find the most popular shopping sites in Annecy.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Annecy Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: Annecy Shopping Tour
Guide Location: France » Annecy (See other walking tours in Annecy)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km
Author: sabrina
Meyer Le Chocolatier d'Annecy

1) Meyer Le Chocolatier d'Annecy

Meyer Le Chocolatier d'Annecy is considered to be one of the best chocolate shops in the region. Located close to Saint Francois Church, this lovely store offers a selection of luxury chocolate, including truffles, cakes, candies and other delicious stuff, some of which come in a colorful packaging. Meyer is a great place to buy something sweet and special for your dearest ones. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9 am - 7 pm.

2) Tentation

Tentation is a perfect place for those looking for lovely small gifts and exclusive greeting cards. Situated at the end of the Pont Morens Bridge, the Tentation shop attracts both locals and tourists with its large selection of funny and unique post cards, greeting cards for any occasion, soft toys, colorful mugs and plenty of other attractive souvenirs and gift ideas that can be found here.
Le Tetras

3) Le Tetras

Found in the heart of the Old Town, Le Tetras is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful pottery shops in Annecy. Small but lovely decorated, it has lots of tourists and locals come there regularly for an exclusive buy--a colorful piece of pottery, beautiful ceramics, china of various shapes and designs, or other skillfully crafted goods.
Au Péché Mignon

4) Au Péché Mignon

Situated opposite Le Tetras is Au Péché Mignon, a small chocolate store. Inside the shop, visitors can find a large selection of finest handmade chocolate cakes, cookies, sweets, candies and other luscious items. Au Péché Mignon makes heavenly delights available on Earth.
La Procure

5) La Procure

La Procure--a lovely old library and a book shop--is located in the centre of Annecy's Old Town. In addition to the old French literature, La Procure offers visitors an excellent choice of music, geography, history, tourism and children books, as well as novels and humanities. The book shop is open Tuesday through Friday 9:30-12:30 and 13:30-19:00, Saturday 9:30-12:30 and 14:00-19:00.
Saveurs d'ici et là

6) Saveurs d'ici et là

Saveurs d'ici et là is a great place to buy yourself a real treat of local delicates. The shop sells top quality Foies gras, cheeses, peppers, spices, oils and other famous French delights, some of which are beautifully packed in lovely gift boxes and gorgeous baskets. There is also a fine selection of excellent wines. Buying from this shop means taking home a bit of Annecy itself. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9:30-12:30, 14:30-19:00.

7) L'Atelier

L'Atelier is another shop worth checking out while in Annecy. Located not far from the downtown area, it boasts a fine choice of art accessories such as oil paints, pastels, brushes and others. Here, visitors can also find some unique and beautiful photos and picture frames. Colorful modern art paintings are also available for sale. Hours: Monday 14:00 - 19:00, Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 - 19:00.

Walking Tours in Annecy, France

Create Your Own Walk in Annecy

Create Your Own Walk in Annecy

Creating your own self-guided walk in Annecy is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Cultural Walk in Annecy

Cultural Walk in Annecy

Sometimes called “Little Venice of the Alps”, Annecy is a beautiful medieval town with its characteristic narrow streets and old decorated houses. It has a rich heritage and a vibrant cultural life. The town's theaters, museums and galleries always attract visitors. Take this self-guided walking tour to visit Annecy's most fascinating cultural venues.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Annecy is a charming town with rich history that is reflected in its magnificent buildings, streets, bridges, gates and parks. There is a fascinating story associated with each house of the town. The following walking tour will help you discover the most prominent landmarks of Annecy.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Annecy Architecture Walking Tour

Annecy Architecture Walking Tour

Annecy is a lovely historic town with narrow streets and decorated houses, old churches and beautiful gardens. Medieval feel reflected in the town’s architecture attracts here many tourists year after year. Take this self-guided tour to check out the architectural jewels of Annecy.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Annecy for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Annecy has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Annecy, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.