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Address: Place du Chateau, 74000 Annecy, France
Phone Number: 04-50-33-87-30
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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Former residence of the Counts of Geneva and the Dukes of Genevois-Nemours

Listed as a historic monument in 1959, Annecy Castle was the residence of the Counts of Geneva in the 13th and 14th centuries. Over the following two centuries, new construction... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Radauti, Romania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great town view but too much art and less about the castle and history. If you are interested in art this would be interesting. For us we wanted to see more of the castle.

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Radauti, Romania
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23 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Listed as a historic monument in 1959, Annecy Castle was the residence of the Counts of Geneva in the 13th and 14th centuries. Over the following two centuries, new construction work gave the castle this unique appearance, a summarised version of medieval defensive architecture and elegance inspried by castles in Ile de France. Abandoned as a residence in the 17th... More 

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La Perriere, France
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The castle, which was long used as an army barracks, was saved from destruction after the Second World War. It is now a beautifully restored medieval castle and home to three museum collections: traditional Savoy folk art and furniture along with some archeological finds from the area, a modern art museum, and a museum of lake ecology. I have never... More 

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is located in the jail in the city centre and I was pleasantly surprised to find all sorts of interesting history about the chateau and region. Cool and worth it.

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The castle sits on the top of a hill overlooking the old town. There is parking available right outside if you cannot walk the hill. Great to look around and provides stunning views over the town below. Entry fee is reasonable it's only a few euros they even have a student rate. Well worth a visit!

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

it's a really interesting museum in the heart of Annecy f . We were positively surprised with the museum of Chateau d' Annecy .I recommend this visit to everyone visiting Annecy and staying more than 2 days .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Brilliant museum with varied exhibitions both permanent and temporary. When we visited there was an fabulous ornithological exhibition which we found fascinating. Very well presented indeed. The chateau itself is a fantastic building and the permanent displays of art, furniture and other objects from times gone by are really well presented and very interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It was nice to visit the castle and the town was pretty but the chateau itself was not that memorable. If you are in Annecy, do the tour, but don't go there just for the castle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The chateau is large and very impressive. When I visited, there were several exhibitions, including a permanent multi-level presentation on the history of Annecy and its lake. The standout, though, was a contemporary art exhibition in several of the chateau's rooms - really well-presented.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This castle was a citadel, so inside the chateau there is no nice furniture, no nice decor or paintings on the walls. It is just cold, grey stone. Nevertheless it is still interesting to see. They have filled the rooms with paintings and contemporary art. The second building was a lot more interesting, in my opinion. It houses a museum... More 

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