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Musee Chateau d'Annecy

Place du Chateau, 74000 Annecy, France
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Ranked #16 of 25 attractions in Annecy
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites, Castles
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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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.

Copenhagen, Denmark
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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

Versailles, Kentucky
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Loved the current photo collection along with the beautiful furnishings. The views of the lake from here are spectacular.

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Like: Walk to the end and you will see a beautiful view of Annecy. That view gave it one more point, else it's only 3 out of 5. Dislike: Exhibition was alright only. Closed for 2 hours during lunch and close at 5pm. Make sure you go at the right time.

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This medieval town is well worth the visit. It is a little jewel and it was wonderful to walk around and experience the life in this French town. The old part has maintained its medieval feel and the castle overlook it all. The steep up hill walk from the old town to the castle is fun and does not take... More

Peak District National Park, United Kingdom
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215 reviews 215 reviews
32 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Big display on the lake and fishing. Another on local history. Some art. There is a view of the town from the terrace but you can't see much of the lake.

Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This shows a mixture of temporary exhibitions and permanent collections, all housed in parts of the Chateau. I think it would be better for French speakers - although some exhibits had English translations, a lot did not. The modern art collection was not what I expected to find in a Chateau museum. It was ok. The exhibits of older furniture... More

Chicago, IL
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The buildings contain a museum with exhibits on old furniture, art work and marine biology as well as temporary exhibitions. The exhibits are skippable, but the view from the terrace of the chateau, which overlooks the lake and the city, is beautiful. Unfortunately, you have to buy admission to the museum in order to gain access to the terrace.

Foster, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
38 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

This is another fascinating building - but so little information - please do a brochure ! Also if you have bought the "museum pass" why make everyone queue again with a second ticket lady outside the ticket booth just standing there !

Calgary, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
57 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I just wanted to walk through the courtyard to take a picture from the parapet viewpoint at the end of the courtyard. There was absolutely no way they would let me do that. Because they were so difficult, I chose not to pay a fee to enter.

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