Le Paquier

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The Esplanade du Pâquier is very nice, according to Annecy locals. This seven-hectare expanse of flat, green space in the middle of the city lies next to Lake Annecy. Take a Walk: You can relax on one of the numerous benches that have been placed, play football or volleyball, or have a picnic on the grass. Since there are many speedboat rental and pedal boat businesses, swimming is made simple. Because the water is shallow and the lake's bottom is built of sand, swimming there is particularly enjoyable. At the Fête du Lac, which takes place on the first Saturday of every month in August, spectacular fireworks are launched over the water in front of the Pâquier. You may access the Albigny peninsula on foot or by bicycle thanks to the esplanade's extensive network of cycle routes by crossing it and continuing along the avenue d'Albigny, which is shaded by century-old plane trees. This stroll can be performed while jogging as well. History: This area served as a livestock pasture in the Middle Ages. In Savoyard Arpitan, its name also translates to grassland. It is used for this purpose by numerous different families that own it. The children of the town of Annecy are said to have received a sizable portion of this territory from Count Bernard VI of Menthon in 1613. All of the plots that make up the Pâquier were gradually purchased by the numerous towns of Annecy beginning in the 17th century. A significant urban development project featuring a racetrack, a hotel, and a tram line was proposed at the turn of the 20th century. The botanical character of the site will be preserved till the present day, and this complex will never see the light of day. Get to know before you go: Le Pâquier is appropriate for persons using strollers and those with limited mobility. It's not allowed to be shirtless or wear a bathing suit. Picnics are permitted, but no cooking is allowed. To fully enjoy this outdoor area, check out what is not permitted on the Pâquier. Consider going in the evening or the morning because the location is highly popular throughout the day.

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Address of Le Paquier

Annecy, France

Opening & Closing time of Le Paquier

  • Monday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Tuesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Wednesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Thursday
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  • Friday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Saturday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Sunday
    Open 24 Hours

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