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Outdoor activities

An ideal environment between lake and mountains

On the shores of Lake Annecy, between the clear waters and the majestic surrounding mountains, Le Palace de Menthon benefits from an ideal environment for outdoor activities in the heart of nature. From 100% adrenaline sports activities to family excursions in front of an enchanting landscape, there are many opportunities to satisfy young and old.

Lake side

On the lake side, many water sports are available. For the fans of gliding: windsurfing, water skiing, wake board and stand-up paddle are proposed. Go to the Cercle nautique de Lanfonnet where you should find what you are looking for. The port of Menthon Saint Bernard, a few meters from Le Palace, provides boat and pedal boat rentals. And for those who are interested in discovering the beauty of the lake's bottom, go to the nautical base of Menthon where you can equip yourself to dive in the turquoise bottom of the lake.

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Mountain side

On the mountain side, from leisurely walks to more sportive expeditions, everything is possible! Use the path to the Château de Menthon by the Hameaux for a nice walk. A little further in Menthon, go around the Roc de Chère during 2 hours or go around the Lanfonnet by the col des Frêtes for a nice hike. Many bike rental companies allow you to ride along the lake for a picnic day for example. Near Talloires, the neighboring town, you will find your happiness to try tree climbing, via ferrata, canyoning, rafting or tennis. In Annecy, you get also an opportunity to discover speleology!

Golf clubs

Two golf clubs are also located nearby the hotel: Le Golf d'Annecy: a unique location just a few meters from le Palace. On the edge of Lake Annecy and at the bottom of the mountains, the course is located on the Roc de Chère site: a protected green zone and nature reserve. Possibility to rent equipment on site. Le Golf de Giez : located between Albertville and Annecy. The golf course offers two courses: the Belvédère (18 holes), with a magnificent view of Lake Annecy and Mont Blanc, and the Castors (9 holes), for beginners.

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Airborne activities

Various aerial activities are also available to discover wonderful landscapes from the sky. Airmax Parapente in Annecy, Aeroslide in Talloires, the Compagnie des Ballons in Annecy or Annecy Gyrocopter offer you hang-gliding, hot-air ballooning, paragliding, microlighting, gyrocopter or gliding. So many ways to take to the skies!

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Last but not least, don't forget the hotel's garden and its private beach. This one offers a catering service for lunch and dinner to fully enjoy the magical setting of Lake Annecy.