Talloires (Lake Annecy, French Alps, France)
If you’re craving a retreat to a peaceful, lakeside destination with four-star service and historical charm, look no further than Abbaye de Talloires (a 15-minute drive from the town of Anncey). The 17th century abbey has been tastefully restored and offers all expected comforts in picturesque, natural surrounds.
The restaurant, Aux Jardins des Délices, sees Head Chef Fabrice Taulier delivering creative and beautifully plated dishes. Set menus offer a mix of market specials, country classics, and plenty of à la carte alternatives, all garnished with herbs from the Abbey’s garden. A brasserie menu is also available on the terrace from mid-June to mid-September.
Perhaps the most indulgent offering at the Abbaye are the glorious courtyard and the long, wooden jetty that give out directly onto Lac d’Annecy, surrounded by views of the Alps. Slip directly into the beautiful clear water for a rejuvenating swim, before sipping a coffee or an aperitif beside the lake. Rooms and suites are generously sized, with lush amenities and antique fittings blending seamlessly. Also available on the top level of the hotel is a cosy spa with a hot tub and sauna.
Abbaye de Talloires, Talloires, French Alps, France
4 star hotel, doubles from €130
Restaurants: Aux Jardin des Délices, French Gastronomic, €€ (count €120-200 for dinner and drinks for two)
La Table de Cézanne, French Traditional, € (count up to €120 for dinner and drinks for two)
Address: Chemin des Moines, 74290 Talloires-Montmin
Phone: +33 4 50 60 77 33