A storied history, serene and scenic setting, and long tradition of fine food and unobtrusive service make Abbaye de Talloires, one of Lac d’Annecy's most prestigious hotels and a fine base for exploring the region
A small, boutique property in the village of Talloires on the shores of Lac d’Annecy, Beau-Site Talloires dates back to the late 19th century. It looks out over the lakefront, its lawns sweeping down to a grassy beach, mature trees shading the sun loungers and dining area.
Inside, the design is warm and welcoming with contemporary decor combining with period features. The 32 rooms are individually styled and decorated in shades of blue combined with calm neutrals that reflect the tones of the surrounding mountains. Some have furnished balconies or private gardens with lake views.
The restaurant has large windows overlooking the waterfront and mountains, as well as an outdoor seating area, and serves a menu of light lunches with more ambitious dishes served at dinner. There’s also a tea room, chic lounge bar and a smaller outdoor bar closer to the lake.
Outside, the large gardens include a children’s play area and tennis courts. Boats and electric bikes can be rented and there’s a great choice of walking trails nearby. The village itself is pleasant for a stroll and has a good selection of restaurants and shops, while Annecy is easily accessible by car, ferry or private boat.
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The decor in the 32 spacious rooms and suites at Beau-Site Talloires is reminiscent of the lake and surrounding mountains, with rich blues, greens and yellows as the predominant hues. The style is contemporary and light with rooms divided between two buildings and six room categories. Some rooms have balconies or private patios to a garden, while others have views of the lake. All rooms have modern bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning.
Situated on the eastern shore of Lac d’Annecy, Beau-Site Talloires has a private lakefront garden and is within walking distance of the cafes and small restaurants of Talloires village. A leisurely private boat transfer or journey by public ferry takes visitors into the heart of Annecy and its canal-side streets, medieval buildings and lively restaurants.
Food and drink
A breakfast buffet with hot and cold dishes is served in the hotel’s central dining area. Lunch and dinner are served in the restaurant, which has large windows overlooking the lake and mountains, and opens onto the outdoor terrace in warmer months. The lunch menu features light entrées and salads, while the evening menu is more ambitious and leans towards innovative gastronomy.
There is a game room in the basement of the hotel with billiards and ping pong tables.
Facilities and activities
There is a large, tree-filled park between the hotel and the lake shore. Small tables are set up for guests to enjoy reading or an evening aperitif. In addition to a private tennis court, available only to hotel guests, there are many lounge chairs close to the private dock area, where people can go swimming or sunbathe.
Our preferred hotel on Lac d’Annecy, Beau-Site Talloires is a perfect place from which to explore the lake as well as the quaint village of Talloires. The interior is warm, welcoming and effortlessly elegant.
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