OVO Network provides the best places to stay in Annecy, France, with Lake Annecy holiday homes both lakeside and with mountain views, and Annecy self catering apartments in the heart of the old town for family or group of friends.
Annecy, known as the Venice of the Alps, is becoming popular with tourists seeking out an authentic French medieval village experience. In the pedestrianised old town, you're never far from a pretty canal, where ducks and swans frolic. A few steps from town, you'll discover the gorgeous Lake Annecy with boats for hire, lake tours to join, and pedalos with slides for a dip in the refreshing, cleaning water. Stroll around the lake's edge, spot some fish, or kiss your loved one on the Pont des Amours ('Bridge of Loves') that connects the shade-giving tress European garden to the green, sunny fields of the Paquier.
Summer is obviously popular for rental apartments and hotels in Annecy, so book ahead! The town of Annecy flourishes in summer, with flowers, buzzing streets, restaurants and shops in the old town — where some of our properties are located. Everything is just a few minutes' walk away, or jump on a bike to cycle to lakeside villages such as Monthon St Bernard with its castle open to visitors, Veyrier du Lac for some delicious restaurants and breathtaking views of Lake Annecy, or Saint Jorioz for a beachside stop.
Winter in Annecy
Winter provides a quieter visit, with French Alps ski resorts like La Clusaz, Semnoz, Le Grand Bornand and Le Sambuy all just a short drive away. Our holiday properties always have a living room and spacious and well-appointed communal and sleeping areas so you can enjoy warm evenings in on cold winter nights. 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.
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Annecy villas — perfect for holidays, whatever the season
Annecy old town is picturesque and full of shops, restaurants and cafés dotted along the canals. Don’t forget to stop for an ice cream or a waffle for an afternoon snack, or pick up some Savoyard treats to take back to your lake Annecy villa with a pool for a cosy evening in. All OVO Network properties come with fully-equipped kitchens and many other creature comforts, including WiFi, super-comfortable bedding and spacious, relaxing living areas.
One thing to note when looking for accommodation is that the Annecy old town is called 'la vieille ville'. If you see accommodation for 'Annecy-le-Vieux', this is actually an area of Annecy further away from the lake and from the main town. Make sure you book the right area!
Hotels in Annecy, France, with parking can be difficult to find, or they might charge extra per car park per night. All OVO Network apartments in Annecy include free parking with at least one dedicated parking space. Skip looking for Annecy hotels and instead full enjoy the freedom and autonomy of our self-catering accommodation around Lake Annecy. Lake Annecy has so much to see and do, we recommend spending as long as possible here.
Our Lake Annecy holiday homes are dotted around the lake in some spectacular locations. Cycling and hiking around lake Annecy are a couple of the many sporting options available all year round, plus there’s paragliding, sailing, swimming, golf, tennis, horse riding and much more. Lake Annecy beach options are plentiful too! Our villas in Annecy are dotted all around the lake, so you can choose a location best suited to your planned activities and visit. Check out our full range of breathtaking holiday rentals, including Christmas apartments in Annecy to rent and Easter apartments in Annecy. Lake Annecy is worth visiting all year round.