City of Annecy

Annecy is the leading city in France where life is good. It is the dynamic core of Haute-Savoie. The image of the agglomeration is driven by its external attractiveness and its proximity to Geneva and Lyon. It is a tourist destination for all seasons.

Greater Annecy benefits from a strong industrial base, with more than 1,500 companies (SMEs), representing 30% of the workforce and 40% of the territory's added value. In addition, it has a dynamic tourism sector, with 2,136 companies and 32,000 tourist beds. Finally, the construction industry, services and trade remain prosperous, with 24,000 companies and support from the Geneva basin.

The city's economy has developed mainly around the lake and the old town. The city centre is animated by three main commercial axes, Rue Sainte-Claire, Rue Carnot and Rue Royal.

Although the economic and commercial activities are concentrated in these axes, other very attractive sites are developing on the fringes of the city centre, namely the Galeries Lafayette, but also the Courier shopping centre.

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The main trade routes

Rue Carnot links the Courier shopping centre to the old town. This route is exclusively pedestrian and crosses the centre of Annecy. This is a busy street with many shops, providing a very diverse range of shops. You will find brands such as Foot Locker, Calzedonia, Free and Jeff de Bruges.

Rue Royal is a street that offers restaurants, bars and ready-to-wear clothing. The first section of this axis connects the post office district to the lake. The intersection with Rue Carnot concentrates a large ready-to-wear offer: Adidas, Caroll, Etam and Armand Thierry.
The second section continues to rue du Paquier, which leads to the lake. It offers a wide range of restaurants with a significant mix of tourists. Here you will find, for example, the Abbaye brasserie, the Theatre brasserie, the Paquier bistro, the Paquier ice cream parlour and Chez Gaston.

Located in the heart of the old town, rue Sainte Claire is the backbone of the district's activity. It is very attractive because of its historical aspect which attracts tourists, but also because of its market which takes place every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
It is the economic lung of the old town. Around the Place Sainte Claire we find a range of restaurants and bars, mainly with the Grand Café, La Cabane, Milton Club, Café Curt, Marmillon Boulangerie and Comptoir de Mathilde. But also local shops: Au Petit Terroir, la Perle du Faubourg, Rutabag, souvenir shop.

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The Actimo agency was born in Annecy, where it has its head office,
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For nearly 20 years, we have been developing our activities throughout the Rhône-Alpes region, covering the Geneva/Valence axis. Our transactions cover the Haute-Savoie, Savoie, Pays de Gex, Lyon and its suburbs, Ain, Isère and other national locations. Our know-how is expressed in city centres, shopping centres, retail parks, for the marketing of buildings, pied-à-terre, or land.

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