We have been staying at Les Rives du Lac campsite situated just south of Sevrier with its own lakeside beach, boat moorings, pontoon and steps into the lake for swimming. We were lucky enough to book our pitch on the first available date for online bookings back in January and had asked for a pitch as close to the lake as possible. Our allocated pitch couldn’t have been more perfect as they had given us a great pitch facing the lake with no other pitches obscuring our view. The views across Lake Annecy are lovely and the scenery changes every day, mainly due to the weather that is extremely changeable but only to be expected when in the mountains. We have experienced torrential rain some evenings and in the night but the sun usually shows itself around 10.00 am and when it is out, is very hot.
The site itself is quite small but the facilities are good, always clean and well equipped, offering 92 semi shaded pitches approximately 100m, 11 mobile homes for 4-6 persons. Close by are a Lidl and a Carrefour store, a horse riding school, tennis courts and ten-pin bowling. We’ve swam in the lake which was surprisingly pleasant, not too cold at all and made the most of our pitch eating outside and entertaining friends.
The cycle path into Annecy town runs along the back of the campsite and it is about 4 miles from here into Annecy and is used by both leisurely cyclists and the fast road bikers so you do need to be aware of other cyclists around you at all times.
We would highly recommend Les Rives du Lac if you are planning to visit Lake Annecy.