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Make a holiday rental chalet or gite in Doussard, France your home away from home

Doussard is a wonderful little town, located on the southern tip of the beautiful Lake Annecy. Lake Annecy is a real holiday favourite, not only for the stunning Alpine scenery of the Drome region of the Rhone-Alpes, France, but also for its peaceful atmosphere and unrivalled access into both the French and Swiss Alps.

Things to do in Doussard, France

Doussard itself has all that you would need to enjoy a self catering Doussard holiday. There are a great range of local shops, bars, boulangeries and even a supermarket in the town, meaning that if you are looking for a week of pure peace and beauty, there is no need to venture far from your Doussard gite at all. There is also an excellent market on a Monday morning.

Lake Annecy itself provides a huge amount of entertainment for anyone staying in a Doussard gite during the summer months. Simply enjoying a long leisurely lunch beside the Lake is enough for many, but activity is never far away should you wish it. The lake waters are beautifully clear, if a little cold at the start of the summer, and swimming is hugely popular. There are also many boat trips across the lake, and sailing lessons and boat hire can be arranged.

There are also two excellent golf courses within a short drive of a Doussard villa. Lac d'Annecy golf course and golf de Giez are both open to visitors.

Skiing day trips are also great from Doussard accommodation. Some of France's finest ski resorts, including Megeve and Courcheval, are within just half an hour, making Doussard an excellent base from which to explore the mountains, by ski in winter and by foot or mountain bike in summer.

Place to visit from Doussard, France

Doussard is a magnificent base for exploration. Both Switzerland and Italy can easily be visited in a day from a Doussard gite. Geneva is just an hour away, and for pure French indulgence, Thones, a wonderful French market town, offers a wonderfully entertaining afternoons exploration.

Flights to Doussard, France

Geneva Airport, which receives direct flights from airports across the UK, is just an hour from a Doussard villa. The drive is a beautiful one, and having your own car or hire car is strongly recommended whilst staying in a Doussard gite, just to ensure you can get the very most from the whole area.

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                                                                                                      Autumn sunshine in the Alps

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                                                                                                      We had a great week at the Mazot. It's well-equipped and roomier than you'd think. Having warm sunshine everyday made it possible to sit outside a lot: the decking and chairs make up for the lack of a lounge area, and we were able to sit and read, watch the birds, insects and lizards, and enjoy amazing views of the valleys and mountains. Very quiet, apart from the tinkle of cow bells. Great walking country, views of Mont Blanc as you drive east away from the property, and lots of interesting places to visit. The owner was away on holiday, which was a shame, but his cat made us welcome! We were sad to leave.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

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                                                                                                      Claude & Michelle, This beautiful home was the perfect location for our week stay in Annecy. The layout of the home and all it's amenities were perfect for our large group. Unfortunately, the cool weather prevented us from fully enjoying the lake but we spent the chilly evening watching a few sunsets! We also managed to take a three hour pontoon boat cruise around the lake, meeting our captain at the Ma Chez dock close by. Our cycling experience, starting with the bikes from BaseCamp, was spectacular! The rides into the Alps or circling the lake or taking the bike trail, right across the street offered something for everyone in our group. Thank you for your list of cycling shops for forgotten items and warmer gear. You guys were so thorough with all house and area info, things to do, and restaurants. We experienced many good ones but the best was the chef who was able to come at the last minute and prepare a delicious dinner for twelve. In Annecy we enjoyed the market and shopping...such a quaint city. We all agreed this area deserves another trip! Hiking, cycling, the lake, so many sporting activities... Thank you both for helping make this a memorable time! Hopefully, we will see you again soon! Best, Debbe Myers
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017