Annecy guide-lecturer association




The association of guides was born in 1950 at the initiative of les amis du vieil Annecy who have long provided a solid training to the guide candidates.

That year, a dozen of groups visited the old neighborhoods under their guidance, then 15 in 1951 and 25 in 1955.


In the summer of 1956 3 daily departures are offered to summer visitors and Annecy.


1956: 7 guides provided tours for 2,000 visitors

The number of visitors is increasing year by year.

From 1965 the promotion of our activity is supported by the tourist office which prints posters, leaflets and sells the tickets.


In addition to the historic districts that can also be visited by night, weekly tours of the city by coach are available.

1970: 4,000 visitors


From 1973, the Caisse Nationale des Monuments Historiques et des Sites (today Centre des monuments français) organizes a contest composed of written and oral tests sanctioning the knowledge of the student guides.

In 2004, the label Ville et Pays d'Art et d'Histoire is awarded to the Communauté d'Agglomération d'Annecy (today Grand Annecy Agglomération) comprising 13 cities, guides receive a university-level training.


In 2015: 40,000 visitors and 23 guide-speakers

Today, we are 17 guide-lecturers and 5 honorary guides, we welcome you all year round and can arrange a personalized tour at your request.


It's a pleasure to see you again for a guided tour,

Guides Conférenciers d'Annecy.