G r a n d C o l o m b i e r
The Colombier is the end of Jura, it's not the highest mountain but the laces above Culoz are known for their steepness and narrowness especially by cyclists. The top view on clear days is stunning as you can see a big part of the french Alps from Geneva to Grenoble.
L a k e B o u r g e t
The first biggest lake in the area is the Lac du Bourget. If you come in the summer don't hesitate to have a bath. The northern part is the most peaceful, you can stop in Chatillon small harbor, or visit Chanaz canal. For a nice view, go to the Chambotte Belvedere or hike to the Dent du Chat.
L a k e A n n e c y
Another lake, another beauty! Lake Annecy is even more surrounded by the mountains, the city is called the little Venice and you should take a walk in the old town to understand why. Same here, have a bath, enjoy the panoramic views..
L a k e G e n e v a
This huge lake splited in 2 between France and Switzerland has a lot to offer. Regarding the Geneva area, you should visit Yvoire: a small medieval town from which you can take a ferry and reach Geneva or Nyon on the other side. The Salève offers a nice panorama.
C h a m o n i x
Chamonix is a special place, the atmosphere there is so peaceful and different from anywhere else. From St Gervais to Chamonix, you will feel small facing the big mountains all around. This area has also a lot to offer for hikers and nature lovers.