Le SwansDoors
/ 198 reviews

Le SwansDoors

Stunning 4 star apartment, heart of Annecy, free parking

Ref: OVO1565
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“Everything was of an excellent high standard”

 — Susan M.

“A wonderful stay”

 — Mette S.

“A beautiful apartment in the heart of everything”

 — Joanne O.

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  • Ski store
  • Apartment building
  • 4-star classification
  • Central location
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  • Free WiFi
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Non-smoking rental
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  • Check-in: after 16h00
  • Check-out: before 11h00

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Book 8 weeks or more before your arrival date and pay only 25% to secure your booking.

The full amount of your rental is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival date


Free cancellation if you cancel 6 months or more before your arrival date
· 8 weeks to 6 months before arrival: 25% fee applies
· Less than 8 weeks before arrival: no refund

We recommend that you take out a comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover any costs associated with the potential cancellation or curtailment of your trip.

Please Note

Please note there is no lift in this ancient building, and there are 32 steps from street level to the front door of the apartment.

There is no A/C system per se, but standing fans with a cooling system that helps during eventual heat waves.



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Every stay includes



Local tips & concierge

Local tips & concierge

Linen & towels

Linen & towels

Sparkling cleaning

Sparkling cleaning



Undoubtedly one of France’s most beautiful cities, Annecy sits on the shores of Lake Annecy with its stunning mountain backdrop.

Known as the ‘Venice of the Alps’, ancient buildings line the canals and house boutique shops, wonderful restaurants and a multitude of ice cream parlours.

Add to this a wealth of history and culture, plus beaches, watersports and world-class ski resorts, and you’ll want to return to Annecy year after year.

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Getting around

Ski slopes
16 km
Town centre
200 m
500 m
Public bus stop
150 m
Train station
900 m
Cycle path
200 m

The OVO Network Review

This newly-renovated three-bedroom, two-bathroom second floor apartment is situated inside the medieval city walls of the old town of Annecy, just inside the Perrière gate. Spread over 92m², it is set up to welcome six guests, and has one double bed, and two sets of twin beds which can be joined together to form doubles as required.

The owners have thought this project through very carefully: the renovations are of an exceptional quality. The decor has funky contemporary touches and there are subtle references to swans throughout.

Real swans are to be found just down the road, on the canals and the lake. Bedrooms are spacious, there is lots of storage space, and a great open plan kitchen/dining lounge space.

Views from the apartment are across to the Pont Perrière, facing the famous Palais de l'îsle in one direction, and towards La Tournette in the other direction. It's a 30-second walk to the canal, a one-minute walk to the lake, and the shopping/dining experience begins as soon as you walk through the street door! Skiing in the Aravis is a 45-minute car or bus ride away, or a 20-minute drive or bus ride to Semnoz.

The property will suit families, couples or groups of friends, and everything in between. The amazing location offers infinite possibilities for cycling, fishing, shopping, eating etc.

For those who enjoy an early evening apero at a street cafe, you could try a different cafe each night for several months and still find new places to eat and drink! History enthusiasts, sports fans, thrill seekers, market browsers, theatre goers, gallery visitors - there really is something for everyone! There are so many events throughout the year taking place in and around Annecy and Lake Annecy, such as the Venetian carnival, the animation festival, the lake swim and marathon, and of course in summer 2018, the Etape du Tour (for amateur cyclists) and the Tour de France itself. Don't watch it on TV - come and experience the thrill for yourself! Visitors will be spoilt for choice as to what to do first!

The owner has decided not to make the property available to groups wanting to bring their pets on holiday. It is not possible to park next to the property so the owner rents a parking space especially for his guests.

The parking space is situated 200m away from the apartment. There are 32 steps to reach the apartment as it's on the second floor.

All in all, we think you and your group will be as enthusiastic as we are about this amazing property! Enjoy!

The OVO Network Team.

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“The property will suit families, couples or groups of friends, and everything in between”

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From the owner



386 Bookings • Since 2018
“When God created Annecy he rinsed his paintbrushes in the lake”

"When God created Annecy he rinsed his paintbrushes in the lake." This quote sums up our beautiful town of Annecy and the surrounding countryside between the lake and the mountains. The homes, the lake, all the colours vary throughout the day, changing according to the cloud cover, or the complete absence of clouds, and across the seasons.

The layout of the old town with its canals running through the old town reminds many visitors of Venice. We've lived in Annecy since 2001, and also love the ever-present swans on the canals and the lake.

The apartment, situated by one of the oldest gates into the medieval city, maintains the refined air of the ancient building it is housed in. The suggestion from the OVO Network team to use the name "Le SwansDoors" appealed to us very much.

The outer walls form part of the Porte Perrièrre, one of the most historic gates into the old medieval walled city, at the foot of the hill up to the Chateau. The door from the street leading to the apartment has been classified by the Minister of Culture as one of the most important doors in the old town.

The medievel stairwell, built in 1710 has a shrine with a rare statue of the Virgin Mary seated on a throne at the head of the stairs, the like of which many tourists would be very happy to see.

The decor in the apartment is understated - a mixture of old wood, high ceilings with exposed beams, arched windows, and stone walls, paired with modern furnishings from Northern Italy and flashes of "swan beak orange"!

We have totally fallen under the spell of this building while working on this project, and the apartment is a very special place, which we plan to live in ourselves one day in the not too distant future. In the meantime we are happy to imagine guests enjoying staying here.

Painting in watercolours has long been a favourite hobby of one of our very close family; regretfully it hasn't been possible for them to paint Annecy. So instead, we decided to exhibit some watercolour views from the apartment in summer and winter, by a different artist, as a kind of hommage.

We hope you will enjoy staying here, and will create your own lovely memories; wether you prefer downhill skiing or waterskiing, spending time in the lake or in the mountains, taking part in sport or spectating, walking, hang gliding up in the air, or diving to the depths of the lake, the choice of things to do while based at the apartment are enormous.

We wish you a very pleasant stay, in this historic heart of the old town where our four children have grown up!

Laurent & Bénédicte

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Who is the owner?

OVO Network is the official booking partner for Le SwansDoors.

Your booking will be made directly with Laurent, who will also take and hold your payment until your arrival.

Guest reviews

“Everything was of an excellent high standard”

What an incredible place to have our family reunion with people coming from Australia, Montpellier and Zurich. Everything from prearrival to meeting us in person was of an excellent high standard. We loved how convenient and comfortable the whole appartment was and we created some priceless memories together here. Thank you Laurent for sharing your place and being a most excellent host!

— Susan M. May 2024

“A wonderful stay”

A wonderful stay in a wonderful place, where everything worked perfectly. We loved it. The weather was warm and sunny every day. We'll be back in Annecy!

— Mette S. May 2024

“A beautiful apartment in the heart of everything”

A beautiful apartment in the heart of everything. Our host, Laurent, was amazing and nothing was too much trouble. A pleasure to deal with.

— Joanne O. May 2024

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