OVO Magazine

News, reviews, tips and ideas for your perfect holiday


Our favourite events in the Alps this summer

Summer 2018 has been jam packed with fantastic events in and around all of our destinations! Here you can take a look at what’s been going on near our properties.

Lake Annecy boat trips

A boat trip around Lake Annecy, Europe’s cleanest and perhaps most picturesque lake, is not only a pleasure in itself – whilst on the water you can decide which beach to visit, or which activities to try out later on in your stay.

Insider’s Guide to the Annecy Old Town street market

Make the most out of the Annecy street market with our Insider’s Guide. Here are our top tips to help you make the most of your visit. Enjoy!

A beginner’s guide to skiing near Annecy and La Giettaz

Getting on skis for the first time is not always easy. The Annecy region has several ski resorts with all the ingredients you need to make a start. Here are some of our recommended pistes in Semnoz, Sambuy and La Giettaz to get you started without any dramas.

A day in Annecy – our winter Top 5 ideas

Annecy is one of France’s most beautiful cities, set on the shores of Lake Annecy – reported to be the cleanest lake in Europe – it is known as the ‘Venice of the Alps’. Annecy boasts a truly beautiful old town, where you’ll find ancient buildings lining the canals and River Thiou. With fabulous restaurants and shopping, historic sites, beaches, watersports and just 30 minutes from world-class ski resorts, this city is definitely one to discover. Here are our Top 5 ideas for a day in Annecy.