Guided tours of Talloires
Talloires "Pearl of the lake"
Guided tours of Talloires by heritage guides of the Pays de Savoie.
The Talloires visit starts with a stroll at the side of the lake, where your guide will talk to you about the circumstances and the origin of the lake.
This will be followed by the history and discovery of the eleventh century Abbey and Priory, and will finish with an exploration of the church and ancient village houses.
You will also discover the impact of this magic place on the painters (the most famous is Cézanne with the "Lac Bleu" painted in 1896).
- For individuals : guided tours on Tuesdays in July and August, by appontment at the Talloires Tourist Office.
- Guided tours in English every other Tuesday.
- For group bookings, please contact the Tourist Office.
The St Germain Church (L'Eglise de St Germain) was built in 1780 above the cave where Germain, the first prior of the Abbey of Talloires, lived as a recluse from 1033 to 1060.
From the site, there is a sumptuous panorama over Talloires bay and the whole of Lake Annecy (large and small lakes).
Situated on the shores of Lake Annecy, the purest lake in Europe, Talloires has been recognised as a settlement since the eleventh century. First with a chapel and then a monastery, its abbey, erected in the seventeenth century by Benedictine monks and now a 4-star hotel and restaurant appreciated for its comfort and extraordinary historical culture; a hybrid place that knows, in any season, how to offer a new dimension to relaxation, to celebrations and paties or to business meetings and conferences.
Situé sur les rives du Lac d’Annecy, lac le plus pur d’Europe, Talloires est reconnu dès le XIe siècle. D’abord Chapelle puis Monastère, son Abbaye, érigée au XVIIe siècle par les moines bénédictins, est aujourd’hui un hôtel restaurant 4**** apprécié pour son confort et son histoire culturelle extraordinaire ; lieu hybride qui sait, en toute saison, offrir une nouvelle dimension à la détente, aux célébrations et fêtes ou aux séminaires d'entreprises.
Nowadays Talloires Abbey organises many exhibitions which are open to the public.
Tel : 33 (0) 450 60 77 33
Inhabited for more than 1 000 years by the same family, The Castle of Menthon-Saint-Bernard looks over Lake Annecy.
The guided tour allows you to discover this medieval fortress has been transformed into a luxurious stately home, completely furnished and with a very interesting library.
Guided tours every day in July and August.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays in May, June and September.
Events and activities in traditional costume every weekend and bank holiday.
Tufts University European Center - Talloires, France
The European Center is Tufts University's campus in Talloires, France.
An outstanding setting for study, contemplation and exploration, the European Center offers several academic programs for all learners: college undergraduates, high school students, alumni and adult learners.
The European Center also hosts a variety of international conferences, all of which address our mission of facilitating and promoting international understanding.