The medieval town of Annecy is easy to explore from an OVO Network property. Enjoy an apartment centrally located in the romantic old town so you can explore on foot, or choose from a variety of villas — each with an excellent location and either mountain or lake views (or both!) — around Lake Annecy.
After a day of exploring castles, canals, shops, restaurants, cafes and gardens dotted around the town of Annecy, you're sure to appreciate a comfy couch and a relaxing living area in your self-catered accommodation rental by Lake Annecy. At OVO Network, we hand pick every Annecy holiday home to make sure it contains these features and much more for your comfort and convenience.
All our holiday rentals contain a fully-equipped kitchen, free, reserved car parking at the property (or as close as possible for apartments in the town centre), spacious rooms and free, strong WiFi throughout every room.
Why stay in one of the hotels in Annecy when you could enjoy more space, freedom and independence at one of our luxury villas? From Saint Jorioz or Veyrier du lac to the Palais de L'isle, we have a range of wonderful properties to suit all needs.
During the hot summer months, spare enough time for a long dip in the clean and clear water of Lake Annecy. With beaches and plenty of water sports on offer all around the lake, it's fun for all the family. For those staying in the old town, the lake is just a two-minute walk away, where it's possible to take a cruise on one of the traditional wooden boats or hire a pedalo with a slide.
For a lunch or evening meal to remember, visit one of the many Michelin-starred restaurants around the lake, with breathtaking lakeside views to take in while you sample the delicious cuisine. In fact, we think that one of the biggest advantages to renting self-catering accommodation in Lake Annecy is the opportunity to visit so many outstanding restaurants in the area.
Annecy is situated at the foot of the French Alps, so you can easily access mountain areas such as Semnoz, La Clusaz and Tournette for hiking, mountain biking and more traditional Haute Savoie meals such as diot sausages, farcement and the more recent tartiflette. There is plenty to see along the way, including the Menthon St Bernard castle, which has been in the Menthon family for many generations and was once the home of the saint himself.
It's worth noting that Annecy le Vieux is further away from Annecy and is not part of the old town (called 'la vieille ville' in French). When looking at a map of Annecy, the old town is at the north-west corner of the lake and is part of Annecy. Make sure you book according to the location you're after.