We spent a week in this darling Annecy apartment which has the perfect location from which to enjoy old Annecy. I miss the fantastic views across the canal and down to the lake, swans and flowers everywhere. The building is in that iconic photo of Annecy. Incroyable!
The apartment is four flights up a spiral stone staircase and worth the trek. You will find everything just steps away (except a parking spot!) – all the shops, cafes, stone bridges, old palace, churches, and prison, cobblestoned walking streets…. We safely parked our rental car for free in a public lot just east of town past the police station – a five to ten minute walk. Don’t miss the open market on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday mornings. It is the best we’d ever experienced, right outside your door and across the canal.
A boat trip on the lake was well worth it. We also drove around the lake to picnic at one of the village beaches, and we made use of the great pedestrian paths for running along the lake. Mt. Semnoz (a Tour de France climb) was a short drive away, with scenes right out of The Sound of Music. In just over an hour you can be in Chamonix where we highly recommend the aerial tram to the Aiguille du Midi for the spectacular views of Mont Blanc which is not to be missed! (Go on a clear day.)
Back in Annecy, we enjoyed La Sapaudia a few times for pizza (and the charming American waitress!) and L’Estaminet for Savoyarde specialties. And yes, Pauvert the traiteur next door has wonderful take-out offerings. The apartment has everything you need. It is charmingly decorated and furnished, and the washer/dryer posed no problems! We truly enjoyed our time in this most picturesque of settings, and have memories to last a lifetime…. Merci!
Bob & Gail R.
The Annecy suite is in a great location in the middle of the old town with a great view over the old prison and castle. By chance, we arrived just before the Bastille Day celebration with stunning fireworks in the lake followed by a cultural week with fantastic street entertainment and shows.
– Robert E.
Horley, Surrey, UK
Thanks for the opportunity to stay at your place in Annecy. We had a wonderful time, and hope to revisit again one of these years!
We also have friends who may be interested for next summer.Will send your information to them.
Scott and Carol M.
We had a delightful visit in Annecy. The location is superb, and we enjoyed being able to watch all the activities around the Palais.
Thanks again. We look forward to our next visit.
New Hampshire, USA
>Thanks again for a wonderful place to stay in Annecy! We’ll definitely keep you in mind for future visits. 🙂
Laurie and Michael
San Rafael, CA
>Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our stay at your apartment in Annecy. We fell in love with the town and with the apartment, which surely must have one of the best views in France. We hope we’ll be able to get back there soon.
With best wishes and thanks for your helpful advice,
Liz and Alex H.
>I would like to thank you once again for the rental of the Annecy apartment. I must express our happiness upon arriving at the top of the stone staircase, opening the apartment door and entering your lovely apartment. Our first view of the Annecy prison, canals, and castle was from your windows, and we said repeatedly, ”Oh my God!” with wonder and absolute delight. Every comfort was provided for, and most appreciated. We commend you on the special touches that made us feel at home, away from home. We felt privileged to experience Annecy from your charming apartment – you have a hidden treasure there!
Thank you so much! Annecy was a wonderful place. The view could not have been better. We really enjoyed the apartment and the city. Maybe we can use your services again in the future.
>I have finally got round to saying how much we enjoyed our stay in Annecy. We had some spectacular walks as well as about a year’s worth of fondue, raclette, etc.
The apartment is in a perfect location, was comfortable, and contained all that we needed.
>Thank you very much for your hospitality in Annecy. We enjoyed our stay very much. The trip to France was a marvelous success!
John & Madeline H.
Los Angeles, CA