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Palais de l'Ile

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3 Passage de l'Ile, 74000, Annecy, France
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All reviews iconic building surrounding streets small building wander around less than an hour buy a combined ticket middle ages worth a visit nice place to visit old town couple of hours beautiful town prison history architecture photographed photos
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit just to get a sample of the history of this prison/mint. You can get round the whole place in less than 30 minutes & have a better knowledge of Annecy.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ian L
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Went there for a weekend and I couldn’t believe how pretty Annecy is! The lake and its surroundings are amazing!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LukeGbirm
Reviewed October 23, 2018

must be the most photographed building in Annecy! A castle in the canal- once a prison. Great to take photos of this throughout different times of the day when the light is different on it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 52julieB
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Really the old town is quite small but wander around and take in the sights over a couple of hours and then venture into the newer town. A lovely pace to visit, get away from the shops that are just for tourists, visit a bar...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

Originally constructed in the 1100's...what more can you say? Doesn't take too long to visit and explored, be sure to check out the room that functioned as a mint. So much history right at the heart of Old Annecy.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chiroken
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This is a very interesting historical site, as the building had so many different purposed throughout time. The exhibitions on Annecy's city history were a bit too detailed for a first-time visitor to the city like me, but I appreciated the detail as well as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kmj81
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

The Palais de L’lLE is a great place with cheap entry fees 3.8 EUR. It worth the amount paid as you can learn more about the past of the old city of Annecy. The visit can last 1 hour at max.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We found it to be very intimate experience to see how prisoners lived and also the preservation of the site along with what prisoners scratched onto the walls were amazing to see. We got lost but it was a great experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lamx4160
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

The best way to see the beautiful town of annecy is let your feet guide you and you end up walking around this palais, nothing much but with long long history. You can’t miss it when are in annecy.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sammy1420
Reviewed August 23, 2018

we went in February to coincide with the fabulous masked promenade they have over a weekend,that alone is worth visiting,i have reviewed this seperately,it was minus 12 but sunny so freezing cold,this little old town is so picturesque with a river running through, its easy...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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February 4, 2018|
Response from Musees-Annecy | Property representative |
Thank you for your message. The works have been completed. You can discover de Palais de l'Île restored on the VilleAnnecy's Facebook (post october 31st). Best regards.
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June 21, 2015|
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Recommend Parking de Marie, by the Hotel de Ville.