La Ravoire Campsite, Lake Annecy

La Ravoire Campsite

The La Ravoire campsite at Lake Annecy in South East of France with views of the Alps is a lovely small friendly 4 star campsite of only 122 pitches which is a ten minute walk from the popular Lake Annecy in the Rhone-Alps of South Eastern France. This is one of our favourite areas for camping in France.

Lake Annecy is a lovely place to swim during the summer and is popular for watersports and boat trips on the lake. It also has many pretty beaches. There is also a popular 36km cycle path along the side of the lake which can be accessed near the campsite.

The campsite is only 19 kms from the lovely old historic town of Annecy at the Northern end of the lake and is 5kms from the village of Doussard at the southern end of the Lake.

Annecy is known as the "Venice of Savoy" for its beautiful criss-crossing of canals. Other things in the area include the impressive river gorge "Gorges du Fier" as well as watersports and there are also a number of golf courses nearby and a theme park a little more than an hours drive away.

The cycle track follows the left bank of the lake over 36 kilometres. At the edge of the water, it wanders along between lake, mountains and meadows. The route follows an old railway line so is relatively flat and hence a fairly gentle cycle.

The route goes between Annecy and Ugine via the attractive villages of Sevrier, Saint-Jorioz, Duingt and Doussard. The track has a direct access to the Marquisats free beach or to both beaches at Sevrier.

Nature lovers will enjoy the Sentier des Roselières, between Saint Jorioz and Duingt which is one of the rare paths which follow the lake very closely.

CAMPSITE FACILITIES
  • • There are three pools, an outdoor heated pool, a toddler pool with a depth of 0.4kms and a pool with a twisty slide/shute. (note : for men and boys swimshorts and t-shirts not allowed in the swimming pool - speedo style swimsuits required)
  • • Small shop - you can order bread and croissants the night before
  • • Catering vans visit the site once a week - pizza on Mondays, rotisserie chicken on Wednesdays and a giant tartiflette man on Thursdays
  • • Bar
  • • TV and games rooms
  • • Site Run Children's Activities in High Season such as games, painting and sports
  • • 2 playgrounds
  • • Table tennis and badminton, basketball and volloyball and boules
  • • Boat trips 1km away

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Getting There

Ports

  • • Calais: 864 km (about 8 hrs drive according to Via Michelin)

Airports

  • • Geneva : 71 kms
  • • Lyon : 144 kms
  • • Chambery : 61 kms
  • • Grenoble : 148 kms

Public Transport

  • • Local Railway: Annecy Central, 21km
  • • Services to: Paris, Geneva and all major destinations

Things to Do in the Area

Annecy

Annecy is known as "Venice of Savoy" due to the canals in the lovely old area of the town.

Beach at Talloires

Has a slide, diving board, roped off swimming area, table tennis and volley ball, cafe and toilets. A small entry fee is charged but its worth it !

St Jorioz beach

Nice beach with three diving boards, cafe and toilets. A small entry free is charged.

La Sambuy

Worth a visit for the luge and chairlift to the top of the mountain.

Gorges du Fier

Gorges du Fier is an impressive river gorge. A gangway guides you through a water-cut narrow gully that opens into an expanse of boulders.

Walibi

About an hour away and is a little theme park with water park expensive but fun.

The Route des Montagnes

This route can be found by joining the Albertville Road just out of the campsite. It is a beautiful road through the mountains. Take a picnic and spend the day driving through the mountains stopping to do walks and watching wildlife.

The Aravis adventure park in Thones

A ropes course park which doesnt charge too much compared to some ! You have a safety talk and then are free to spend the whole day up in the trees doing various activities, each run is colour coded from blue being the easiet black being the hardest, red and black run end with a zip wire over the Fier river.

Boat Trips and Ferry

Just out of the campsite you can pick up the boat to Annecy, this takes an hour but is beautiful and cost fourteen euros return.