Annecy Landscape

The city of Annecy, nicknamed the «Venice of the Alps», is transformed into an open-air museum with some twenty artistic and landscape installations, offering beautiful walks in perspective.

In Annecy, all roads lead to art (or almost)! All you have to do is take the 4-kilometre itinerary formed by the Annecy Paysages festival. On foot or by bike, you can wander the streets of the city, moving from a work of art to a landscaped installation.

On the esplanade of the City Hall, we stop to admire “Breathing Lotus Flower”, a giant lotus flower created by Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa whose petals move with the wind, evoking the breath. Next to the Palais de l'Ile, a cloud of origamis, designed by the visual artist and scenographer Antoine Milian, flies over the Thiou in a choreography still dictated by the wind. In Charles Bosson Park, we wonder about urban agriculture with a vegetable garden in the shape of mandala that favours plant diversity and ancient varieties.

The famous Annecy Lake is also involved with the integration of two black swans. This poetic work, carried by two graduates of the Annecy School of Art, echoes the brief appearance, in 2003, of a black swan on the lake. A rare event that can have an impact commensurate with its exceptional character.

Street art lovers will also find their happiness with a dedicated route created by the Art by Friend collective and comprising murals, ornamental motifs on the ground or even performances.

In total, there are 23 artistic and landscape installations to discover throughout the summer.


From June 30th to September 2nd 2018
Free entry


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Annecy in the Alps