Browse the antique markets, stroll along the canals or take a boat trip across the lake
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- Rate: €1,490 to €2,490 per week
- Location: Annecy
- Type: Apartment (Historic building)
- Altitude in metres: 445 m
- Outlook: South
- Sleeps: 4
- Official classification: 4
- Animals not welcome
- Main rooms: 4
- Number of bedrooms: 2
- Number of double beds: 2 (1 of the doubles can be 2 singles)
- Bath/shower rooms: 2
- Bath(s): 1
- Shower(s): 1
- Separate toilet(s): 1
- Floor area: 74 m2
- Open-plan kitchen
- Number of floors: 1
- Dining seating for: 6
- Distance to the ski slopes: 16 km
- Oven: Electric
- Hob: Induction
- Dining seating for: 6
- Baby's high chair
- Coffee machine
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
- Board games
- French TV
- Total TV screens: 1
- French satellite
- English satellite
- DVD player
- Vacuum cleaner
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Lakeside: 200 m
- Cycle path: 200 m
- Train station: 900 m
- Public bus: 150 m
- Supermarket: 500 m
- Night club
- Heritage sites
- Horse riding
- Road biking
- Ice skating
- Mountain biking
- Water sports
Inclusions & Restrictions
- Linen provided
- Bath mats provided
- Bath towels provided
- Hand towels provided
- Tea towels provided
- Elec, heat, water provided
- Available catered (by prior arrangement)
- Non-smoking rental
Please be aware that arrival times are between 16h00 and 19h00. If you arrive between 19h00 and midnight there will be a supplementary late arrival fee of 50€ payable in cash on arrival.I'm sorry but we cannot accomodate arrivals between midnight and 8h00.
Please note the apartment is in a pedestrian zone with no direct access to the apartment by car.
The free parking space provided is a 200m walk away, in the "Parking du Château" (max height 1.95m), up the slope by the castle.
There is NO LIFT and you will have to walk up the stairs to the first-floor with your luggage. We will be able to arrange something if you need help with your luggage on arrival/departure.
There are 2 bathrooms at the property, and one wc.
The maximum capacity of the property is 4 plus a baby of up to 3 years old.
The apartment is equipped with an electric fireplace. It is not meant to provide any heat whatsoever. The apartment has full underfloor heating, except for the bedrooms which have convection, for sleeping convenience.
Les Tourterelles is a strictly "No Smoking" property.
Arrivals are normally between 16:00 and 19:00 and departures before 10:00. We are also able to accept arrivals between 19:00 and 24:00 for an additional cost of 50 euros (payable on arrival).
If you tell us you are going to arrive at a specific time and are then late without letting us know, we charge 25 euros for each hour that a member of our team waits for you.
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About Les Tourterelles Annecy ...
Les Tourterelles Annecy couldn’t be better placed for visiting this stunning medieval town. Set in the historic walls, this 4 star first-floor apartment dating back to 1700 was part of a former convent and is less than a minute’s walk from the famous Palais de l’Île, the castle and the lake.
You don't need to bring your car - everything you could need is right on your doorstep - cafes, bars and restaurants, a huge variety of unique shops, lakeside beaches and cycle trails.
Pick up delicious cheese, chocolates and other local produce at the markets, which take place three times a week, rummage through dusty antique and book shops or just explore the cobbled streets and canals that criss-cross this Venice of the Alps. There's also a popular flea market, on the last Saturday of the month, which is worth a visit.
Annecy is just four hours from Paris by train, and less than 30 minutes from Geneva airport, so it’s perfect for a short break, but if you can, make time to explore the lakeside villages and the mountains that surround them.
The property ...
An unassuming wooden door in the medieval walls of Annecy gives no hint of the charming apartment that lies beyond. Open it, and you’ll find a worn stone spiral staircase that reflects the history of this former convent, built in 1700.
Les Tourterelles is a first-floor apartment that sleeps four in two double bedrooms (the beds in the second bedroom can be arranged as doubles or twins).
It has been sensitively refurbished by the owners, who worked with a team of interior designers. They have restored the high ceilings and teamed a mixture of modern and antique furniture with chandeliers and Swedish wallpapers to create a restful and welcoming home. The sunny dining kitchen overlooks the cobbled street and the steps to the chateau, as does the separate living room, where you can relax in front of the television (with French and international satellite channels), or people-watch from the large windows. The fireplace provides ambience, while underfloor heating keeps the whole apartment cosy.
In the summer, the thick stone walls and the interior shutters keep the rooms refreshingly cool. The main bedroom has a walk-in dressing room and an en suite bathroom with a roll-top bath, with a washing machine and tumble drier in a separate space. The second bedroom has a wash basin, with a separate shower room and toilet. Both bedrooms have views across the tiled roofs of the old quarter of the town.
The apartment is sound-insulated, there is an integrated system for TV, music, films and phone and wifi throughout the apartment.
About the area ...
A town apartment may not seem the obvious choice for a winter holiday, but Annecy’s Alpine location puts it at the heart of several resorts that offer fabulous skiing.
Semnoz is just 20 minutes away, and a 30-minute drive will bring to the Aravis resorts of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand, where 220km of pistes offer challenges for skiers of all abilities. The resorts also offer plenty of scope for cross-country skiers and snowshoe walkers.
At the end of a day in the mountains, enjoy an evening in one of the many bars or restaurants in this medieval town - apres-ski doesn’t come much better than this! (please note there is no storage space for skis inside the apartment, but there are many ski hire shops in the resorts.)
In December, the whole town gets the festive spirit, with fairy lights, Christmas markets, concerts and an ice rink. Towards the end of the ski season in March, Annecy plays host to a Venetian carnival, when hundreds of masked and costumed figures parade around the cobbled streets and bridges posing for photographs. It’s a sight not to be missed.
In the summer, Annecy has something for everyone - a romantic city steeped in history, fine dining, boutique shopping, watersports, mountain activities and picturesque villages to explore. Book a short break at Les Tourterelles and you can explore the flower-decked streets and canals, the castle, and the 12th century Palais de l’Île.
Watch the world go by over a coffee in a street cafe, take a cruise on the lake, or pick up some local specialities at the Sunday food market. If you’ve a little more time and energy, there's plenty of hiking in Annecy, enjoy a round of golf or hire bikes and cycle the 40km route around the lake.
The more energetic might prefer to tackle the mountain routes which often feature in the Tour de France, for more info see our cycling in Annecy page. (Please note there is no storage space for bikes inside the apartment. There is however a great bike hire shop with late opening hours virtually next door.)
Annecy is the parapente centre of France and it’s an adrenalin-filled way to get a different perspective on the city.
As the summer turns to autumn, the city celebrates the return of the animals from the pasture (Retour des Alpages) - local produce is the star of this festival, when the streets are packed with folk bands, food stalls and cows. Other dates for your diary are the Festival International du Film d'Animation - an animation festival that was originally part of the Cannes film festival - and the Lake Annecy marathon in April. Even if you're not running, it's a great spectacle and the atmosphere in the town is buzzing!
Whether you are looking for a romantic break, a shopping weekend with friends or an active family holiday, Annecy is the perfect destination.
If you are looking for an elegant retreat from which to enjoy this stunning town, Les Tourterelles is the perfect choice. Check your dates against our availability calendar to see if they are free - if they are, we will hold them for you for 24 hours so that you can make your plans. But don't wait too long - this apartment is a rare find in this historic location.
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From the Owner
We wanted to create something sumptuously comfortable ...
When we first laid eyes on Lake Annecy, on a cold January morning 25 years ago, we thought how lucky people were to live in such an amazingly beautiful place.A few months later we found ourselves living here, and have lived here ever since. Our children were born here and have grown up here and we simply can’t imagine living anywhere else.
We are delighted to have acquired a sun-filled apartment in a quiet, 17th century, former convent, at the foot of the splendid chateau of the "Ducs de Savoie". The entrance in the original stone wall of Annecy Old Town was intriguing in itself, with a worn spiral staircase leading up to an old wooden door. Once inside, the light and view hinted at the apartment’s great potential. Everything needed demolishing and rebuilding: partitions were knocked down, openings created, floors levelled, and windows replaced. We were also glad to see the back of the ancient plumbing and heating. We knew we had found something special and hope we have done justice to a truly exceptional location, maintaining its century-old features while adding all that is contemporary and convenient.
Luck introduced us to the husband and wife team of architect and decorator, Frédéric and Laurence Gronier, who perfectly matched their technical skills and know-how to our vision for Les Tourterelles. Right from the start, the plan was to create something sumptuously comfortable for the visitors we hoped would come and experience the unique beauty and abundance of activities of this Venice of the Alps.
Having lived here through many seasons, we know there is something special about Annecy all year round, from the bursting out of spring, to the colourful buzz of summer with its water and mountain sports, the splendour of autumn with its glorious walks and cycling round the lake, and the frosty beauty of winter, bringing with it Christmas lights and skiing just 20 minutes away in the Semnoz. Add to that the numerous weekly markets and many cultural events, which mean there is always something going on.
We are sure you will be as awestruck as we were on our first visit and that you will grow to love Annecy as much as we do. We wish you an excellent stay!
Rafe and Diana Dent
“Absolutely gorgeous place! ”
The location can not be beat. We loved the old feel of the building mixed with a modern and fresh apartment.
Katherine W. - 26/02/2020
“This apartment was immaculate, elegant and still cozy.”
It was in the best location in old town with great food and shopping within steps. Although there were crowds of people below, the apartment remained silent. Alexandra the manager was very kind and gave us a wine bar recommendation. The sheets and beds were so comfortable and the apartment such a haven, that we actually took time to stay there and relax when we normally would’ve been out and about more. It was a great way to end a week of skiing before flying out of Geneva. Thank you!
Dewi R. - 22/02/2020
“Would highly recommend! ”
We had an amazing stay here. Great location, extremely clean and Alexandra the manager was amazing and very helpful!
Natalie W. - 02/01/2020
“Really lovely apartment with the best location ever!! ”
Thank you for providing a beautiful home and location. The only thing i would suggest maybe would be a double bed in the second room as opposed to singles but then I understand some people prefer singles. I really love this place though. I'll definitely go back and definitely recommend, thanks so much.
Caroline S. - 30/12/2019
“Very beautiful apartment”
Amazing location and fantastic service !
Simon T. - 31/05/2019
“A superb week with family”
The apartment is magnificent, and ideally placed in the old town - you can get everywhere on foot. The private parking just 200m away is perfect. We had a superb week with the family (four of us). Not forgetting the very friendly welcome from Alexandra. Thank you for everything.
Matthieu C. - 12/04/2019
“A beautiful little gem !”
What a beautiful little gem in the absolute centre of old town Annecy. Beautifully decorated and very clean. Really worth the walk through town with bags to be so central.
Paul C. - 30/03/2019
“They thought of everything!”
This place is in an amazing spot and is beautiful.
Tim S. - 22/03/2019
“Great spot !”
Beautiful place, well located and we had a pleasant spending time at the apartment.
Jon & Hannah T. - 19/02/2019
“A beautiful apartment located in a perfect spot! ”
We were very happy with our stay! I will make note that the parking is up the hill but it’s a great, covered parking!! We drove our car, my husband dropped off my mother and I along with luggage and we walked the easy 5 mins to apartment while husband parked! It was no problem at all! The apartment looks just like the photos!! Thank you for a wonderful stay. We live in Vicenza, Italy and it is the sister city to Annecy! That is so cool!!
Robbie D. - 18/01/2019
We have had a lovely time exploring Annecy and La Clusaz today. The apartment has been perfect and we have enjoyed staying there very much. It has been beautifully renovated and perfectly situated for wandering the old town.
Your manager was most welcoming also!
Amanda S. - 11/01/2019
“Perfect location, beautiful home with so much charm”
We did not want to leave, as this home was beautiful and perfectly located in the middle of the old town and walking distance to everything. The manager was perfectly reliable and timely. We left very happy.
Natalie A. - 23/12/2018
“This property is hard to beat. ”
The decor, cleanliness, space, and amenities are superb. The location is second to none in the old town. You will have no regrets reserving a stay here. Communication was superb at all times. A most excellent experience. Job well done!
Chris B. - 09/11/2018
A very lovely apartment right in the heart of the historic town. The welcome was perfect, as was the concierge service provided by your manager. Very clean accommodation, very well equipped and lovely.
Ricardo R. - 01/11/2018
“Amazing apartment in an incredible location.”
Communication, check-in etc was quick and easy. Would definitely stay here again.
Chantal M. - 27/10/2018
“Nice property with an excellent location in old town Annecy”
An affordable property, very well equipped and furnished. It is located in the walking area of old town Annecy. The streets are only open in this area for deliveries and service during the morning hours then closed until the next morning. This cuts down on noise and congestion, with the windows open it truly gives you a feel for French life as you listen to the city wake up each morning and hear the pulse change throughout the day.
This also provides some quaintness, taking you back a few years to the times when people bought their groceries a day or two at a time and walked home carrying them. The same is true here, parking is about a third of a mile away leaving you with what you can carry by hand from there to the apartment. Thankfully it is all downhill from the parking garage to the apartment!
The manager was very accommodating agreeing to allow us for an early checkin since the apartment was available and also making arrangements so we could leave early to catch our flight out.
In the interim, used her service once when I could not figure out how to get the parking pass to work at the garage. She cleared up my problem during a short phone call. Note while we were there the entrance and exit barriers at the garage were changed out making it much more obvious now how to use the parking pass.
The apartment met all of our expectations and was truly a home away from home. We have lived in France and visited Europe on occasion. We were looking for somewhere to settle down and enjoy one place this time rather than travel from place to place.
This was exactly what we were looking for.
Randy C. - 07/10/2018
We had a great stay in Les Tourterelles in Annecy.
The property is very centrally located in the heart of the old town.
The apartment is very charming.
All the communications and interactions were very timely and very clear and everything worked well.
We really enjoyed our stay there.
Nisha A. - 01/09/2018
“Great location, stunning apartment”
Very stylish interior with a very rustic exterior. We loved the contrast. The location was great for walking around the old town.
Mark B. - 21/07/2018
“The apartment is lovely, wonderfully appointed.”
Absolutely perfect location to experience Annecy! Highly recommended.
Denise F. - 16/06/2018
Very nice unit and very good attention from your representative. Very satisfied.
Chris H. - 14/05/2018
This apartment is very stylish ! And Annecy is a great place with lots to do.
Sara M. - 31/12/2017
We really loved our stay at Les Tourterelles - it is a charming apartment in an excellent location. We had lovely long walks along the lake (you can walk, run, cycle along the lake in any direction), as well as exploring the town itself. The apartment is quiet despite being in the heart of the old town. Virginie, the apartment manager, was very helpful with recommendations for activities and restaurant/bar options.
Alina S. - 20/12/2017
“A beautiful memory”
We have truly enjoyed our two days in this cosy, convenient corner of Annecy. This apartment has everything you need for a comfortable, carefree stay…
Most importantly, it wraps its arms around you and makes you feel French… a beautiful memory… a beautiful moment of time. Thank you to the manager for her warm welcome and this happy home.
Loreta C. - 25/11/2017
We spent fabulous days in Les Tourterelles in Annecy.
Honestly we hope we'll come back to Annecy in this property.
The location of the appartment is just perfect.
Thank you so much for every things .
Amani B. - 11/10/2017
“Fabulous renovated apartment”
Beautiful apartment in perfect location! Could stock extra TP and dish towels, but very lovely and I would definitively stay again.
Janet H. - 08/10/2017
“A beautiful property”
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Les Tourterelles, beautifully furnished, extremely comfortable and very central.
Judith U. - 30/08/2017
“A lovely break”
We have had such a lovely 2 days break here in beautiful Annecy ! Wish it was for longer.
What a wonderful cosy apartment, in the perfect location !
Superb standard of furnishings and lovely thick, soft towels. I loved the round light in the master bedroom!
Thank you to the manager for all her help and advice.
Julie W. - 17/08/2017
Exquisite apartment ! The town and lake of Annecy has been a magical experience. We loved paddle boating and swimming in Lake Annecy over the past 4 days. We have read the previous comments as to how peaceful and quiet it is here. We must have hit the peak 4 days as we still have hoards of ice-cream eaters outside on the steps at 10.30 pm – all part of the wonderful, vibrant experience!
Richard V. - 15/07/2017
“A perfect location”
Beautiful property set right in the middle of Annecy's old town. Very comfortable and well appointed.
I did appreciate Annecy which is a beautiful place and this is the perfect location.
To note that the apartment can get pretty hot in the summer, so it's nice to have the windows open.
However, it is sometimes a bit noisy in the early mornings with cleaners in the streets.
Andrew M. - 11/07/2017
Wow ! This apartment was so much more than what we would have thought of when we booked it. The pictures did not do it justice. The view from Les Tourterelles is something straight from an art book.
We were able to experience the market on the Tuesday. We were here and what an amazing experience it was.
We were also able to spend some time on the lake.
Annecy has everything to offer. We know we will be back.
Luke H. - 29/05/2017
We were so happy with our stay.
Everything was provided for us. The property is so unique and so comfortable. We are so glad we found Les Tourterelles Annecy. Our two little children were very comfortable as well.
Laurette W. - 18/05/2017
“The best trip”
Thank you for a wonderful stay in your amazing apartment. We came to celebrate my 30th Birthday and it really has been the best trip ever of my lifetime!
We visited all your recommended places, met some wonderful people and we cycled the entire lake. We will treasure these memories and hope we can come and stay again. Annecy is beautiful, as is the apartment.
Natalie T. - 13/04/2017
Thank you for a great time in your beautiful apartment.
Our family made wonderful memories in this amazing city!
Chris S. - 28/03/2017
“This apartment was everything we could have hoped for!”
The design, comfort, location and service were all excellent. As a bonus, the internet was very swift, something we appreciated since this was a working stay. I will definitely be back. This area is so special, how could anyone not like it ???? A word of warning however: there is no elevator, a fact that should not surprise anyone since this is a classic, heritage building. The circular staircase is fine, but if anyone has mobility issues then this would not work. Many thanks to our check-in assistant who carried my bag up the stairs.
Susan L. - 18/03/2017
Many thanks for a wonderful few days in your beautiful apartment.
We have enjoyed Annecy including five days of beautiful sunshine.
Paul H. - 23/02/2017
“A peaceful retreat”
We enjoyed your stylish and beautifully appointed apartment.
A peaceful retreat set amongst the delightful town of Annecy.
Would love to take the apartment and decor home !!
Tracy P. - 14/01/2017
This was our first trip to Annecy and we know it will not be our last! We are both violinists. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is starting a European Tour in a few days starting in Paris. We decided to come early to savor this delightful town. Your charming apartment is the perfect oasis for weary souls to recharge. The bedroom is so comfortable and the entire apartment serene. We could not remember the last time we heard deafening silence. Coming from a noisy big city, it was music to our ears! The town is wonderful to explore and your beautiful apartment is a hidden gem. Cozy, warm, inviting.
Many, many thanks for creating and sharing such a magical place!
We are off to Paris now… and hope to return soon.
Barb & Blair M. - 02/01/2017
“Close to everything”
We had a wonderful family holiday exploring Annecy while spending 5 nights at Les Tourterelles. I loved the decor and luxury of the apartment. It's location was perfect in the old town, close to everything. We cooked in most nights so really got to enjoy the kitchen facilities. We enjoyed the coziness of the apartment. Virginie the manager was in constant communication after we booked, she also helped in booking a transfer from airport and a restaurant for New Year's Eve.
Tracy P. - 27/12/2016
“The apartment is really wonderful.”
We have really enjoyed the night in Les Tourterelles Annecy.
Yang X. - 03/10/2016
“We had a wonderful stay in Annecy.”
Accommodation is very important when you travel. In that regard, your apartment was excellent. It was very clean and well organized. Also the location was perfect. I would like to thank also the manager, she was very kind. We went to Le Semnoz as she recommended, where we enjoyed wonderful panoramic views. It was an unusual experience for us. Car parking near the chateau was near enough to the apartment and very convenient.
Yoko K. - 16/07/2016
“Lovely and well-appointed ”
Les Tourtelles is a lovely and well-appointed apartment in the heart of old Annecy. We had a very pleasant stay.
Thora S. - 21/06/2016
I can't recall when we have stayed in a nicer apartment than Les Tourterelles. The location is the center of everything in Annecy; the apartment is luxuriously furnished and provides every amenity. Virginie, Rafe and Diana could not have been more inviting and helpful during our stay. Although the building is quite old and historic, the apartment itself was new and had high-end furnishings and decorations. The bedrooms are very quiet and the bed and bedding were very comfortable. We highly recommend the apartment to anyone spending time in Annecy.
Lajuana W. - 14/05/2016
“We felt priviledged to stay at Les Tourterelles”
It was a beautifully appointed apartment in a superb location. It was an easy walk from the apartment to the shops, cafes and restaurants of Annecy, a charming town. Communication with both the owner and the manager was easy and cordial.
Melba W. - 12/05/2016
“Stunning apartment in a fantastic location. ”
Photos and description are very accurate and the photos don't really do the apartment and surrounds justice - it's better!! The area is breathtaking and you need to stay for at least 5 days to fully appreciate.
Scott M. - 21/04/2016
“Lavish and tasteful”
This is a lovely apartment which is in an excellent location for exploring Annecy: right in the heart of the old town. It is very clean and the décor is very lavish and tasteful. I would recommend it to anyone. The luxury feel makes it really special.
Louise Y. - 15/02/2016
“This truly was a wonderful stay”
Les Tourterelles Annecy was honestly one of the best accommodations I have ever stayed in. We were 2 couples spending a week together visiting Annecy and the surrounding area in early September. From the start of my booking all the way through our actual stay and departure things couldn't have been easier or more enjoyable. The apartment is fantastic, beautifully appointed (better than the pictures describe), perfectly situated in Annecy, close to many shops, restaurants and the lake. This truly was a wonderful week stay. The only thing one should be aware of is that although there are 2 bathrooms there is in fact only 1 toilet but we made this work between the 4 of us and it really didn't turn out to be much of an inconvenience in the long run. I would highly recommend a stay in Les Tourterelles Annecy and can't wait to go back as soon as possible.
Sabine O. - 03/09/2015
“Delightful place to stay. ”
In the very best location, but still quiet due to the ancient stone walls, this luxury home away from home will hold many of our fond memories from France, 2015. A spacious 2 bedroom, beautifully appointed apartment that constantly displays fine attention to detail. Thanks to Virginie who greeted us warmly, providing information on the apartment and area. Car parking situation quite new to us, but we did work it all out thanks to Virginie's clear instructions and her fine English. Annecy is a gorgeous city to stay in and we would definitely love to stay at Les Tourterelles again.
Helen M. - 26/06/2015
“A perfect location to explore Annecy”
What a beautifully appointed apartment! We had a lovely stay enhanced by very good weather.
Sally E. - 01/06/2015
The location was ideal for exploring Annecy old town and lake area. The bedrooms were comfortable. Kitchen was ideal and we had everything we needed for preparing dinner. DVD player useful to entertain child.
David W. - 25/05/2015
“Beautifully appointed apartment”
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Les Tourterelles Annecy. This is a beautifully appointed apartment, with everything you need and quality furnishings. The location is simply amazing, just walk outside and you are in the vibrant center of Annecy, with many great restaurants and sights on hand.
Elisabeth H. - 22/05/2015
“What a decor, very inspired! ”
I have already ordered my Retro SimpleHuman bin!The beds are very comfortable. The TV was great, very neat and functional.Good WiFi too. The glazing worked well to mask sound. The area is quiet and very nice to explore.
Guy M. - 18/05/2015
“A timeless bubble”
This apartment was just the perfect place for my last night before getting married. We had a great stay in this comfortable and timeless bubble. This has really allowed me to relax for my big day.
Caroline D. - 15/05/2015
“A real little gem. ”
The location was ideal, there was free parking and the welcome was perfect - thank you!
Catherine G. - 13/05/2015
“What a wonderful place”
It's all new and its location is perfect. Living room and entrance are stunning.
Ahmed A. - 10/05/2015
“It lives up to the photos...”
Enjoyed very much our stay at this property (staying as 4 adults & 1 baby). As mentioned in previous reviews, it lives up to the photos used to promote the property. If I needed to be critical, or perhaps just to give some info, the car park is quite a climb for an elderly person or with suitcases, saying that you are staying in an old town so is to be expected, it is possible to pull the car closer by to the property temporarily.
Nick K. - 03/05/2015
“Amazingly well decorated !”
The apartment is great and we've been well introduced to the place by Virginie the manager. We've loved our time here, the city is incredible. I hope we can get back here soon.
Marcelo V. - 19/04/2015
It might not look much from the outside, but once we got inside we were blown away! Congratulations, the apartment is so well looked after. Everything down to the last detail is provided and well maintained: retro and tasteful, the bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathrooms make it a perfect holiday base. The architect's eye for detail has done justice to his profession, Thank you for all of it, and for the sun we ordered.
Jacques S. - 02/04/2015
“We loved every moment here”
Thanks Diana and Rafe for a wonderful stay in this beautiful apartment. We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary here and loved every moment spent enjoying Tourterelles and the Old Town of Annecy which holds a special place in our hearts. Wishing you every success and many more happy guests over the years to come.
Janelle S. - 01/04/2015
“Both Annecy and the apartment are delightful”
We had a wonderful stay!
Christopher L. - 13/03/2015
“A fantastic surprise after so many hours travelling. ”
The apartment was exactly as it was described online. The comfort, the decor, the location, the cleanliness and of course the welcome... no complaints! Annecy and the carnival did not disappoint.
Johanna P. - 27/02/2015
“A perfect weekend in the snow. ”
The apartment was really lovely, very well renovated to a high standard. Great location. Thank you to Virginie for her kind and warm welcome. We would love to return.
Yann L. - 30/01/2015
“I will remember this place!”
This place was very nice and the town of Annecy is beautiful as well. I don't want to leave this amazing apartment! The decorating and style of this apartment was done very well.
Swensens F. - 24/01/2015
“Loved everything about it.”
It's right where any visitor to Annexy would like to be. We did not want to leave.
R P. - 18/01/2015
“Comfortable and elegant”
Thank you for creating les Tourterelles as a comfortable and elegant respite for many travellers. We enjoyed its many attractions and comforts and will speak highly of both the apartment and Annecy in our travel stories.
Steven T. - 03/01/2015
“The property is beautiful.”
It is decorated in such good style and has very elegant furnishings. You really feel pampered! Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely apartment.
Eileen D. - 24/12/2014
“A memorable stay”
We've had a wonderful 3 night stay here in Annecy.The apartment is beautiful, comfortable and it provided us with everything we needed.
Thank you for the great service, we wish we could stay longer. It was a memorable stay and we hope to come back soon.
Hwa H. - 15/12/2014
“The property exceeded our expectations...”
The booking system was smooth, quick and secure and the property exceeded our expectations. The location, the bedlinen, the wifi and everything else - it was all perfect. We really appreciated the Christmas market and the Sunday market.
Luc P. - 06/12/2014
“Just like the photos”
The apartment is very beautiful just like the photos. Location couldn't be better. We had a wonderful time.
Kathy C. - 10/11/2014
“Thanks for your amazing apartment”
Splendid apartment at the heart of the lovely old city!
Mahmoud A. - 15/10/2014
“We've loved our stay in Annecy”
It's a beautiful city, and staying at Les Tourterelles in the central plaza was just a delightful bonus.The accommodation was artistically and luxuriously presented with every detail included to make our stay comfortable and fun. Though in the central of night life it was surprisingly peaceful and totally quiet and private. Thank you to Virginie the manager who met us punctually and attended to our minor issues expediently. Should we have the opportunity to recommend Les Tourterelles to others or return, we would gladly stay here again!
Jillian H. - 30/09/2014
“We spent 3 lovely nights in Annecy”
The apartment has exceeded our expectations. We've all felt very much at home here. The decor is gorgeous, the amenities fantastic. And what a location! We wish we could have stayed longer.
Dean S. - 27/09/2014
“A real gem!”
The house is a really five star apartment with everything we need. Everything in the house is beautiful, and it can comfortably accommodate 1 couple + 2 persons (or 2 couples). We were late about 2 hours and the host waited for us (sorry again for this). The location is right in the centre of Annecy and we ran in the morning along the lake. I will definitely stay here again and 100% recommend.
Tony F. - 25/09/2014
“Absolutely beautiful apartment in Annecy.”
If you're thinking about renting, don't hesitate. You'll find that this place has everything you're looking for. Very well appointed. Nice, helpful and responsive hosts. One note, and it's not a criticism, just a clarification for anyone reading. The entrance to the apartment is off of a pedestrian-only promenade. Parking is up the hill in a covered garage. Totally reasonable, but the parking is a walk up a steep hill. There are work-arounds to make this more functional (like idling your car in a loading zone while you off-load bags.) It's just not as easy as parking, say, in a carpark under the apartment. I'm in my early thirties and had no problem with any of this. But if you are physically limited at all you might appreciate the information. I don't think that it should deter you from renting. Again, we had an absolute ideal visit. Thanks Rafe and Diana. Best, Kenneth
Kenneth P. - 22/09/2014
“A thousand thanks.”
An excellent stay in Annecy. We were in heaven at Les Tourterelles. The apartment was classically French. Stunning features, furniture and amenities. My fiance, parents and I stayed for 3 nights and it was the highlight of our time in Annecy / Talloires.
Shannon B. - 14/09/2014
“Fantastic apartment in excellent location”
Annecy is one of the most beautiful cities we've ever visited. Look forward to coming back.
Dan R. - 08/09/2014
Our stay here was fantastic, not just because of the beauty of Annecy, but above all, because of this stunning apartment.
Jesus A. - 22/08/2014
“We had a wonderful week ”
Virginie was there to meet us and familiarise us with the apartment's facilities. Everything was in excellent order and the apartment was charming. Comfortable furniture and beautifully decorated. The location, although not possible to reach by car but a short walk from a public car park, was excellent, situated on the edge of the old town of Annecy and just a minutes walk to the lake and public park. We found ourselves well positioned to visit a couple of well known ski resorts including Chamonix, where we were able to see breathtaking views of Mont Blanc and Courchevel where the Summer Ski Jumping Championships were taking place. We had a very relaxing but also active holiday with our 8 year old daughter who had a fabulous time. We would definitely recommend Tourterelles as a great destination for a family holiday.
Matthew W. - 11/08/2014
“The best accommodation in Annecy!”
The apartment is very contemporary, totally luxurious and in the best location. We
appreciated the décor and the level of equipment as well as the bustling old town and the
wide choice of shops and businesses in the area. We couldn't have dreamed of better.
Estelle L. - 02/08/2014
“Everything you could ask for”
We had a wonderful stay in Les Tourterelles. The apartment was very conveniently located in the heart of the old city and close to the bridge and the lake. It was clean, bright and airy, beautiful and well thought out, freshly renovated with first class fittings and appliances. Beds were super comfortable. Virginie was very welcoming & helpful with ideas for activities and restaurant recommendations. Would not hesitate to recommend this apartment (and the town) to all my friends.
Margaret C. - 30/07/2014
“Thank you for your wonderful hospitality”
Thank you sooo much, we have had a fantastic stay in the beautiful apartment. It is such a shame that we only stayed her for 2 days! Thank you for giving me one of the best birthdays ever! Your apartment has everything we need - hope to come again!
Groyal F. - 18/07/2014
“We had a great time in this apartment”
We were welcomed warmly, and our host was very accommodating to our requests. The place is even more beautiful than it looks in the photographs. The centre of the town is really very lovely. Everything went smoothly and we had a great holiday!
Alexia A. - 15/07/2014
We spent 2 wonderful nights here, and hope to come back and spend more time in Annecy and Les Tourterelles again.
Monica J. - 13/07/2014
“Thanks for this lovely apartment”
We spent a lovely time here in Annecy, in this apartment. Though weather was not perfect, the Old Town impressed us deeply with flowers, lake, food and relaxed style. Thanks Virginie with nice hospitality. We hope we can come again.
Nancy . - 10/07/2014
“Beautiful decor, quality fittings and super location”
We loved the bustle around the old town but we just turned the corner of our street and it was peaceful -great looking down on it all from apartment windows. Loved trip on Lake and day spent at Talloires where we ate lunch at le Cottage by edge of Lake.
Margaret G. - 05/07/2014
“Well equipped and furnished”
Romantic location in extensive old town and tasteful interior. The place is comfortable, with no traffic. Everything is within walking distance in a quiet and alpine environment.
Jonas S. - 02/07/2014
“What a beautiful apartment!”
We had a wonderful stay. Thank you for sharing your place!
Hugh C. - 29/06/2014
“Best in Annecy! Just like the pictures”
We stayed there for a couple of nights visiting relatives. The location is absolutely perfect, close to the lake and the old city. The best ice cream in town is right across the street. The apartment is extremely comfortable with everything you need (incl. a crib for our infant). And what you see on the pictures is exactly what you get. Someone will meet you for checking in and out and can help you with anything you need during your stay (concierge service). Parking is not on site as the apartment is right in the old city but you really do not need your car as everything is accessible on site. A great choice in Annecy!
Olivier P. - 27/06/2014
“Very luxurious and spacious”
Wow! Highly recommend this incredibly beautiful architect designed apartment. Perfect for two couples or family with well behaved children. Loved all the luxurious design details. There are very nice pieces of furniture and expensive glassware, so not recommended for rambunctious kids! All brand new. Super soft sheets, towels and robes. Excellent location in old town - 3 steps to best ice cream shop! Living room windows open to the street to see activity and beautiful view of castle and stairs leading up, but bedroom windows are very private and rooms are very quiet. Bonus: full size washer, dryer and soaking tub! Better than the photos. Well worth the price. Our greeter, Virginie was excellent. Thank you to the owner for sharing their gorgeous home. We are been in Europe for one month in many 5 star hotels and a beautiful apartment in Paris, but this apartment was by far the MOST beautiful. I will recommend it to friends and hope to return again.
Carolyn G. - 25/06/2014
Highly recommend this incredibly beautiful architect designed apartment. Very luxurious and spacious. Perfect for two couples or family with well behaved children. (There are very nice pieces of furniture and expensive glassware, so not recommended for rambunctious kids). All brand new. Super soft sheets, towels and robes. Excellent location in old town. Flat access to building door, but stairs up to apt door. Living room windows open to the street to see activity and beautiful view of castle and stairs leading up, but bedroom windows are very private and rooms are very quiet. Bonus: full size washer, dryer and soaking tub! Better than the photos. Well worth the price. Our greeter, Virginie was excellent. Thank you to the owner for sharing their gorgeous home.
Carolyn G. - 25/06/2014
Why Annecy / Lake Annecy?
Undoubtedly one of France’s most beautiful cities, Annecy sits on the shores of Lake Annecy with its stunning mountain backdrop. Known as the ‘Venice of the Alps’, ancient buildings line the canals and house boutique shops, wonderful restaurants and a multitude of ice cream parlours. Add to this a wealth of history and culture, plus beaches, watersports and world-class ski resorts, and you’ll want to return to Annecy year after year.