Reserve Naturelle du Bout du Lac d'Annecy

Haute Savoie  >  France

A wetland area at the Southern end of Lake Annecy.

Added* by Nigel Parker
Most recent update 12 January 2023
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Reserve Naturelle du Bout du Lac d'Annecy is one of only 2 remaining wild areas around the lake. A nice 3 km walk through reed beds and forest, with a viewing platform and ruined tower giving views over the lake. Busy with walkers in summer, but fairly quiet otherwise. Birds to see include Great Crested Grebe, Goosander, White-throated Dipper, Great Cormorant (winter visitors), Red Kite (spring visitors). Best time to visit is in the winter, as the lake is busy with tourists in the summer.


Français: Rare espace encore préservé du bord du lac d'Annecy. La réserve naturelle du Bout du Lac est un espace humide traversé par deux cours d’eau, l’Eau Morte et l’Ire, qui alimentent le lac d’Annecy. Cette zone marécageuse située au sud du lac est un milieu de vie exceptionnel. Forêts humides, roselières, prairies humides, tourbières alcalines constituent cet écosystème et offrent une diversité favorable à l’implantation d’un grand nombre d’espèces animales ou végétales, communes, rares ou sensibles.



From Annecy, drive along the Northern edge of the lake through Talloire. Parking at the Southern end of the reserve, signposted from the village of Verthier. Click on the P in the map for directions. No dogs allowed, entry is free.


Français: Depuis Annecy, longer la rive nord du lac en passant par Talloire. Parking à l'extrémité sud de la réserve, fléché depuis le village de Verthier. Cliquez sur le P sur la carte pour obtenir l'itinéraire. Chiens interdits, l'entrée est gratuite.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Reedbeds , River , Lake



Circular trail


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Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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