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Chateau de Montrottier

Lovagny, 74330 Annecy, France
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Ranked #15 of 27 Attractions in Annecy
Type: Historic Sites, Castles
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English first
New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Spend time doing something else and don't go there! My friend and I were visiting Annecy and went to the Gorge de Fier and the Chateau. The Gorge was great but when we arrived at the Chateau for the tour, the woman behind the counter at the entrance (gift shop) was on the phone for 17 minutes (we counted). We... More

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The french don't want the world to know about it....There is no desire to accommodate non-french speakers. They hand you this binder with a few words in english for each room, while the old geezer guide tells you this will not be very interesting for you, then talks a lot and makes jokes for the french audience. It makes you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Oh my goodness. What to do on a rainy day near Annecy? Well, unless you are a fluent French speaker and DON'T have children with you, give this Chateau a miss. There is an amazing collection of artefacts from all over the world, but the extremely limited info available in English and the cramped displays do not do it justice.... More

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Moscow, Russia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The place is perfect but the excursion is not accompanied by English translation. The number of visiting rooms is very limited so you have to rely on your fantasy.

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Vancouver, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We arrived right at 2 pm (opening time) and were just in time for a guided tour...en francais. It would have been great if we spoke French. The booklet they gave us to follow along wasn't nearly as detailed as I would have liked. The woman giving the tour liked to talk, and it was a bit awkward because we... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We went to a privet birthday party on the terrace at Montrottier. The staf could not do enough for us it was an amazing day. The main corse was a piggy it was yummy. The views from the terrace has to be seen to enjoy.. A great day was had by all including the birthday girl Sarah.

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Valinhos, SP
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Excellent place do visit, they have a guide that only speaks french, but you can ask for an english leaflet. The collections insede the castle are awesome!

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Sammamish, Washington
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15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

After visiting the Gorges du Fier and have a nice lunch at the little restaurant close to the castle we decided to visit this one and we really enjoyed it. It's very well preserved and maintained (it's private) and the visit which lasts 1.5 hour takes you trough different rooms showing great collections of the late owner (the place belongs... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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41 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

There are many beautiful castles around Annecy, and this one is no exception. It makes for a very nice day trip from Annecy, if you do not wish to stay in the city center. It would probably be a good idea to combine visiting Chateau de Montrottier and Gorges du Fier, at the same time, as they are literally side... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2003

They have tours from 10-12 and later in the afternoon. You join a group and they walk you around and tell you all the history. It's back to the 13th cent. They have lots of weapons, porceline, and art. Unfortunately no pictures are allowed. The climb up to the top of the tower is long but it has a great... More

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