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Chateau d'Annecy

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Chateau d'Annecy

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Audrey2013_13 wrote a review Yesterday
Basel, Switzerland1,592 contributions188 helpful votes
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Nice french castle. Nice view on Annecy, not so much on the lake. Two parts to visit, count about 30 minutes for each. Inside - expositions. Modern contemporary art, paintings, historical story about fishing, etc. Each room has a different expo/story to tell. So if that interests you, great. My daughters wanted to see ‘the castle’ and we thought a part of it would be set up accordingly. Good to know: the castle is closed between 12 and 2pm and even though we arrived at 11:30am they had already closed the entrance as they actually want people out by 12. So make sure you have enough time to see everything. Price - 5.50€ per adult. Free for children up to 12. Parking - if you come to the top of the hill by car, there are different options. A small outdoor parking situated at the very entrance of the castle has about 30 spots and it’s a meter parking (free between 12 and 2pm, 1€ per hour before or after that). An indoor parking, free for 30 minutes, about 1-1.5€ per hour after that. Or street parking, also meter parking. Otherwise, an easy walk up from the old town. Family with small children - Definitely do not recommend taking the pram/stroller. There are steps everywhere.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Phil Larkin wrote a review Jul 2020
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The building is lovely but beware if you arrive at or near lunchtime. We paid for the museum and were asked to leave after 10 minutes. They closed the door behind us. They did tell us we could come back on the same ticket but really ? Unless you are really interested in some mid-range artefacts , I would give this a miss. However, the observatory on the lake is worth seeing. Got here (in the same complex) and avoid the museum.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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LinoYogya wrote a review Apr 2020
Tangerang, Indonesia738 contributions285 helpful votes
To go here you will need to have car to drive through. It is definitely worthy trip to have. The chateau itself is quite small and it has a lot of history inside. But the thing that made this place very impressive is actually the view of the lake and nature from this place. It is just impressive !!!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Marcusunderwater wrote a review Jan 2020
Asperg, Germany255 contributions16 helpful votes
Parking on premises possible although it is worth to walk all the way up from the old town. Fair entrance fee and no cost for kids. Nice collections and set up, good tout through the castle and cool activities for kids, my 7&5 year olds never got bored. Nice views from several points inside and outside of the building.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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tinaNtravel wrote a review Dec 2019
San Jose, California1,305 contributions420 helpful votes
I bought a combo ticket for the Chateau and Palais. You first enter a large courtyard. Walk down a bit and enter the building on the side that says Museum Entrance. There are a number of rooms and floors and you see a wide variety of unrelated artwork. For example: antique furniture, paintings, modern photography, modern sculpture, a pile of leaves with a piece of glass over part of the pile, a slab of cement with indentations all filled with a single shell, a film with ladies with their face covered holding a square box and bumping into walls as they walk. Most of this was not my type of art and I didn’t understand the point of much of it. But it certainly was something different to see. The chateau itself is large with many levels and rooms and a large hall. The old toilets (holes) were interesting, especially the 3 toilets around a curved wall so that all of the occupants could sit and talk, but not quite see each other. You get great views from the windows but they were all closed. I think it would have been much nicer had they instead decorated the Chateau as it would have been decorated in that time period. Anyways, once you are done with this building, go back out into the courtyard and walk straight ahead to enter the next building which contains exhibits and explanations of the ecology of the lake. The bottom floor contains fish tanks with fish. The upper floors contain a variety of information related to the lake, such as the fishing industry, the ships used on the lake, rocks and minerals around the lake and a large physical map of the lake. Rather interesting is the ‘question everything even if you see it in a museum’ skeleton of a mermaid. Once you leave the building, go around to the back where you get great views of Annecy.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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