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Chateau de Menthon-Saint-Bernard

74290 Menthon-Saint-Bernard, France
+33 7 81 74 39 72
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Lovely Architecture and Gorgeous Views

The history here is palpable--after all this place has been 23 generations in the same family. We... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Jill K
Great Falls, Virginia
Only in French

The tour is only in French and that while there were many foreign tourists. Cost 8 euros per person... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Rik T
via mobile
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74290 Menthon-Saint-Bernard, France
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

The history here is palpable--after all this place has been 23 generations in the same family. We enjoyed touring the rooms that were open (and helping by our admission fee to maintain this piece of history). There were guides in each room who were eager...More

1  Thank Jill K
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The tour is only in French and that while there were many foreign tourists. Cost 8 euros per person and 9 euros on weekends. Too expensive.

Thank Rik T
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The staff didn't told me that everyone are required to be in a group, no one can visit alone. And I have no time to wait till the next group so I went to the desk to ask for refund. However, the staff told me...More

1  Thank natalie984
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The castle is in a stunning position overlooking Lake Annecy with amazing views. The interior is well-maintained with an imaginative guided tour using actors in costume. It's in French but there are leaflets in other languages. Well worth a visit.

3  Thank BalletRusse
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We were there on a weekend, and had the tour given by costumed actors. Our tour was about an hour and only in French, but even if you don't understand the language, the rooms are beautiful to look at even without the commentary. The views...More

1  Thank Jacqueline T
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The tour of this magnificent chateau was all introduced by young drama students in medieval costume telling the stories of the past. This was all done in French though so unless you are fluent or had your own guide with you, it might well have...More

1  Thank ScotlandMonarch
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

See like Walt Disney castle Nice view and there is a view point at the road 10 min from Annecy After that 5 min to good cafe in Monton

1  Thank Alon G
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Reading all the reviews of the castle, I notice that some points keep coming back: the tours in costume and the language of the tours. Having been a (Dutch) guide in the castle for 4 years now, I will try to clear that up. In...More

7  Thank MSdeKok
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Attending a Convention in Aix les Bain, there was a excursion to Chateau Menthon-Saint-Bernard. Even the roots of the castle were originating from the 12th century, most parts originate from the 17th and 18th century. Unfortunatley, it was only possible to visit 7 rooms of...More

Thank Joachim S
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This medieval castle has been evolving through enhancements introduced by the different inhabitants and enriched by the doweries of successive wifes among which an impressive library with 12000 books. The omnipresence of St Bernard and its legends is due to the fact that he was...More

Thank Tanmouss
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Linda P
26 August 2017|
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Response from Jacqueline T | Reviewed this property |
I don't know anything about a glass blowing factory, sorry
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Response from MikeBirdman | Reviewed this property |
i am sorry have no idea about this! good luck