Once settled in your light-filled beautiful home in the middle of the village you could choose to leave your car parked for the duration of your visit and do everything by foot, bike, ferry or bus.
In summer grab your bathers and picnic and head to the grassy lake edge, commonly referred to as the beach. It is just a few minutes walk away, so returning home for a lazy afternoon siesta by some or all of your group is an option to be considered. The more energetic could hop onto a cruising ferry and head into Annecy, known as the Venise des Alpes, after its picturesque waterways, passing by the castles of Duingt and Menthon-St-Bernard en route. Once in Annecy, shopping, strolling, stopping occasionally to read the inscribed plaques detailing persons and events of time gone by, eating on the balconies, in the laneways or in the cosy nooks of the cute cafés and up-market restaurants (take your pick!) or sitting and taking in the mountains from Le Pâquier lawns are all tempting options. If you have even more energy to burn then walking, tennis, cycling or water-skiing might be next on your list of local activities.
The remaining seasons of the year do not disappoint. In winter a quick glance outside whilst listening to, or reading, the weather forecast will determine which of the close-by ski stations you might head to. Closest to home, at ten minutes away, is the small resort of Mountain. This is ideal for the beginner or intermediate skier and perfect for those who only want a quick two hour experience before stopping for lunch or an afternoon drink. In another direction Le Grand Bornand, La Clusaz and La Croix Fry will provide you with days of fun on slopes of varying difficulty. Megève, La Rosière, Semnoz and Crest Voland are just a few of the resorts that are also well and truly accessible.
Food lovers could choose to try a different restaurant in Talloires each day. L’Abbeye de Talloires and Le Père Bise both offer very fine dining experiences but for an informal French café ambience you cannot go past Le Café de la Place. The beauty of being in the centre of the village then comes into its own as all of these options are just a walk away.
For other entertainment possibilities Talloires also has its own cinema, located underneath the 8 à 8 grocery store. It shows a range of movies including some selected specifically for children.
To find out more about concerts and other local events, we would invite you to flick through the brochures that we have left for you in the lounge room cabinet or wander up to the ‘mairie’ or tourist information office, both a few doors away to ask for specific and updated times and details.
The metre-thick inside walls, sturdy exposed wooden beams and stone garden walls leave no doubt that this is a house that has a history and has welcomed many generations of families. Set in the middle of the village and with great access to all amenities, it nonetheless has been decorated with an eye to retaining elements of the past but providing comfort in the present.
Light-filled all year round, it offers a double bedroom with direct access to the garden and separate shower and toilet on the ground floor, an open dining area and morning coffee corner on the first floor plus a separate loungeroom which leads out to the terrace and the enclosed back garden. The kitchen, a shower room and a separate toilet are also on this level. The three other bedrooms (one queen and two with two single beds in each) are located on the top floor along with a third bathroom (under the eaves) and a separate toilet.
You can choose to dine at either the long wooden table in the dining area inside or the outside table on the terrace, both intended to favour long lunches and festive dinners. A BBQ and some additional outdoor seating have been provided for you to relax and enjoy the mountain vista on offer.