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Palais de l'Ile

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Address: 3 Passage de l Ile, 74000, Annecy, France
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+33 4 50 33 87 30
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Medieval Palace in a b'ful lake

This place looks like Venice and one of many b'ful building you can find in this small stunning town Annecy. There is a b'ful bridge in front of it and makes for a picturesque spot

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place looks like Venice and one of many b'ful building you can find in this small stunning town Annecy. There is a b'ful bridge in front of it and makes for a picturesque spot

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

There is a little bridge in front of this that you can get some great pictures of this building and the beautiful buildings around it. Note: In October 2016, this building was being renovated with parts of it covered in scaffolding.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The picture is pretty much it. Town is pleasant to stroll around and the palais is THE photo-point so expect reasonable numbers of tourists on the bridges around trying to replicate the above shot.

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Uxbridge, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

As others have mentioned, yes, there is scaffolding over most of the structure, but maintenance of such a historic structure must happen, so, some of us need to accept that and appreciate what we can see. Would have loved to have seen inside, maybe next time. It was still cool to see this sight while enjoying a lunch on the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Whole area sas scenic and historic. Will go again. Arrived by train from Paris and enjoyed the scenery all the way.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

It is a picturesque setting in the waterways however the building is surrounded by scaffolding and coverings and it spoils the whole setting. Can't really say a lot more, just looked at it and then explored other areas. Shame really.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Such a pretty view. A real must-see view. Thankfully the scaffolding doesn't take too much away from it and hope it's all fixed up soon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The view of the Palais de l’Île from Pont Perrière in Annecy is one of the most photographed sights in France. This picturesque fortified house which is a former prison went through a series of restorations and is now accessible to the public and houses the Architecture and Heritage Interpretation Centre.

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Southeastern U.S.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

It has been a number of years since we visited Annecy (and for some reason I had not done a review??), but the recent e-mail from TripAdvisor brought up a reminder of an absolutely wonderful experience. This is one of the most beautiful, charming and friendly cities in France - not to mention wonderful food and wine while viewing lovely... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Undoubtedly the most beautiful spot in Annecy. Situated in the old part of town this old monument sits like an island and is a stunning beauty. Crystal clear water flows all around making the whole spot look magical. We did not go inside.

Thank SagarVS

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