Hints for daily life

Find some start-up tips for each country.


Bus tickets

If you travel occasionally, you can get single tickets on the bus. They are valid 1 hour after punching on the entire bus network in Annecy. If you regularly take the bus, you can buy the monthly or quarterly tickets in the Espace SIBRA (see below) or resellers such as newspaper kiosks.

Espace SIBRA
21, Rue de la Gare
74005 Annecy


The city of Annecy does not offer a free bike service but there is a rental service named Vélonecy. You can hire a bike per day, week or month at the following address:

Place de la Gare
74000 Annecy

Should you wish to buy a bike at a reasonable price, some second-hand bikes are offered on this website: Le Bon Coin Annecy.

Libraries and study halls

The University of Annecy provides a library inside the campus.

Bibliothèque Universitaire d'Annecy-le-Vieux
9, Rue de l'Arc en Ciel
74942 Annecy-le-Vieux

Another library in the city centre of Annecy is also available.
Bibliothèque de la Communauté de l'agglomération d'Annecy

Centre Bonlieu
1, Rue Jean Jaurès
74000 Annecy


A printing machine is located inside the IAE.
4, Chemin de Bellevue
74940 Annecy-le-Vieux

Sport activities

Thanks to the SUAPS, the University of Annecy provides some sport activities such as basketball, rowing, badminton, etc.

Bureau du GUIDE Bât H in the IUT of Annecy
9, Rue de l'Arc en Ciel
74940 Annecy-le-Vieux

Fitness centres are also available in the city of Annecy. The following one provides good value for money.

46, Avenue de Novel
74000 Annecy


The Crêperie Ti Mad offers savoury and sweet crepes for less than 15 €.

Crêperie Ti Mad
21, Rue Royale
74000 Annecy

In Le Bistrot du Rhône, you can find some traditional French food for between 15 and 30 €.

Le Bistrot du Rhône
13, Avenue du Rhône
74000 ANNECY

The Restaurant Le Fréti offers some French specialities with cheese such as fondue, raclette and tartiflette for between 15 and 30 €.

Restaurant Le Fréti
12, Rue Sainte-Claire
74000 Annecy

The following bars, pubs and clubs are the most attractive places for students in Annecy.

Le River’s Café
2, Rue de la Gare
74000 Annecy

Finn Kelly’s
10, Faubourg des Annonciades
74000 Annecy

Le Bowl

9, Boulevard du Fier
74000 Annecy

Pop Plage
30, Avenue d'Albigny
74000 Annecy

During your period of studies in Annecy, you can attend the following events: the Carnaval Vénitien in March, the Festival International du Film d'Animation and the Fête de la musique in June.