About the Region
charming, idyllic resort village of Talloires is located on the
shores of Lake Annecy at the foot of the French Alps in the Haute-Savoie
region of France (bordered by Italy and Switzerland). The natural
beauty of the lakeside village and the surrounding mountains has
inspired artists such as Paul Cézanne. Whether you enjoy hiking,
tennis, water-skiing or relaxing at the beach, Talloires has
something to offer everyone. This gem of a mountain setting is
dotted with courtyards, gardens, beaches, hiking trails, small
cafés, and shops.
Just a few minutes away is the city of Annecy, known as the “Venice
of France” with its distinctly Italian feel. Annecy’s small medieval
quarter is laced with canals, flower-covered bridges, and
cobblestone streets. Its quaint cafés, open-air markets, museums,
and castles give you a taste of old France.
What better place than Talloires to combine study with pleasure? The
proximity of the French Alps provides opportunities for hikes and
leisurely walks. Lake Annecy offers sailing, water-skiing,
windsurfing, swimming, and fishing. An 18-hole golf course and
tennis courts are just five minutes from the European Center. Boat
tours of the lake can be arranged for groups and are a wonderful way
to enjoy the scenery at sunset.