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Address: Place du chateau, 74000, Annecy, France
Phone Number: +33 4 50 33 87 30
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A 12th-century tower offers spectacular views of the Alps. A museum within...

A 12th-century tower offers spectacular views of the Alps. A museum within the complex has a collection of Alpine-related furnishings and fine artwork.

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US$58.85*
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Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva
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US$92.33*
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Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise

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Main issue is that all the explanatory panels are in the French language only. So even if your French is passable, it is not very satisfying to have to translate every bit of... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Main issue is that all the explanatory panels are in the French language only. So even if your French is passable, it is not very satisfying to have to translate every bit of information. Signs are few, so navigating the site is tricky. The interior is essentially an art installation. The space left tells the story of Lake Annecy -... More 

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Rosario, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

One of the high points when visiting Annecy, is this beautiful castle very close to the ancient town (in fact, part of it), the other one is the lake and the surrounding parks. The castle is under restoration, but a lot of it is already done and in perfect conditions to be visited, expositions are currently performed there (paints, history... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Nice view from the castle on the city and the lake. The castle itself is not that interesting, and the pieces of art inside are very provincial

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Lovely restored building with interesting exhibits and views out over Annecy. Its a fairly easy walk for a fit person up the hill.

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This Castle and Museum is well worth taking time to visit - it is great value for money and has many different exhibits including old and contemporary art, an Aquarium of lake fishes and an account of how the castle was restored to its now glory.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent 14th century medieval château from the outside and is very enticing. The château has been transformed into museums. There is a small part of the museum dedicated to wooden chests of the time and some medieval armoury items, however most of the museums are dedicated to various kinds of art and have little to do with... More 

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Paris
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I like to visit castles and "chateaux" that are as they were when people lived in them, and if a guided tour is available, all the better. But this castle is like a classroom exercise. Each room is chock-full of maps, diagrams, posters, TV screens, etc, so that you really can't see the rooms themselves -- just the history lesson... More 

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Montreux, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

NEVER SKIP ANNECY CHATAU!i love museums and for me this is one of the best experiences in annecy. not the best castle i visited but the castle is nice,,, the climbing is worthed and also less tourist then the Old town, the museum lots of great stuff, anyway if you not fancy museum, its still worth to see and the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We loved the Chateau and it was full of historical information and artefacts. The views over Annecy were amazing and the toilets were clean and plentiful! I'd recommend it for a visit. Take a picnic as there are some seats overlooking the town.

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Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

There are a variety of displays in the Chateau from modern art to history of the lake. You also get stunning views of the lake and old town from the Chateau which is on a hill overlooking the city. It was well worth the low cost of admission.

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