There are not many towns quite as picturesque as the Old Town of Annecy. OVO Network brings you some of the best self-catering apartments Annecy has to offer.
OVO Network’s beautiful holiday properties have everything you could possibly need to ensure that you have the perfect stay. All of our Annecy apartments are centrally located and come with fully equipped kitchens as well as many other home comforts, like plush bedding, wifi and relaxing living spaces.
Given their location in Annecy, parking can be tricky. Our self-catered properties all have at least one free parking with at least one dedicated parking space, an extra that hotels in Annecy often charge extra for.
Summer by the lake
Right on the shores of Lake Annecy - reported to be the cleanest lake in Europe - Annecy is known as the ‘Venice of the Alps’. The canals that intersect the old roads only help to add to this Venician image. It’s easy to spend your days simply strolling around the old town, with beautiful buildings everywhere you look, and wonderful restaurants and cafes to try, many with stunning lake views.
The old town of Annecy (known in French as “La Vieille Ville”) is home to the Palais de l'Isle, a picturesque medieval castle and prison found right in the heart of the city. This historic site is now home to an art and history museum which is definitely worth a visit during your stay in Annecy.
Just a few minutes' walk from the old town and you’re by the lakeside. Shady parks and beautiful beaches line the shore, spoiling you for choice on where to spend your days. The more active holiday maker can hop on a bike to whizz around the whole lake in about two hours, stopping at any of the beautiful towns and beaches "au bord du lac".
Winter in Annecy
Haute Savoie might be known in winter for skiing, but the charming town of Annecy is special all year round, with markets, cobblestone streets in the old town, complete with castles and intact old town walls, pretty canals and much more to see. The mountain views from Annecy are often more spectacular in winter as the hills are white capped and sometimes are covered with snow right down to the lake.
If you're visiting during the festive period, the Annecy Christmas market is a must. Enjoy a glass of vin chaud, shop for handmade gifts and try a spot of ice skating. Once the sun goes down, make sure you don't to miss the spectacular sound and light display projected on to the town hall. The whole family will love it! We also recommend visiting in February as days are longer and the snow conditions are optimal - check out our half-term apartment in Annecy.
For those wanting to make the most of the nearby ski resorts, there are a number of options. Closest is the small family-friendly resort of Le Semnoz, which offers 40km of pistes of varying difficulty. The Aravis ski resorts of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand are only around 30km from Annecy and offer fantastic skiing for all levels, as well as spectacular views of Mont Blanc from some of the higher areas such as Beauregard (accessible by bubble, so perfect for families with young kids), and La Balme. From the top of La Balme, those not afraid of heights might also enjoy the new 'sky deck' — a short walkway above a cliff with a big drop below! Thankfully for those with vertigo, the breathtaking views of the French Alps are just as good from the nearby piste as they are from the sky deck!
Perhaps even braver are those who enjoy swimming in Lake Annecy all year round. New Years day swimming in the lake has grown in popularity over the years, with water temperatures sometimes nearing zero! The water temperature warms up for summer and stays warm well into autumn, making Annecy the perfect place to relax for some late summer sun when the school holidays are over.
Whatever time of year you are visiting, make sure you check our beautiful accommodation in Annecy.
From lakeside villas to modern apartments in the walls of the old town of Annecy, you'll love our wide range of gorgeous self-catered accommodation. OVO Network properties always come with homely extras you'll love, such as free, strong Wi-Fi, ample cookware and plenty of space for everyone to relax. Take a look at our full range above to find your dream apartment for your holidays in Annecy (including new year apartments in Annecy), or discover our Annecy villas.