Chateau d'Annecy

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Chateau d'Annecy
3.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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A 12th-century tower offers spectacular views of the Alps. A museum within the complex has a collection of Alpine-related furnishings and fine artwork.
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,035 contributions
Chateau Annecy rises above the old town of this cute French town. It dates back to 12c and is visible almost from all over the town. From center it requires some 15 min to reach it. Views from it are nice, however we couldn't go in because of pretty early closing time at 5PM
Written April 14, 2022
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LeBlancB
Moncton, Canada12 contributions
We got at the castle on a Monday at noon time and it was closed and reopened at 2. In the meantime, We walked along the lovely streets and did the one hour boat tour nearby that only operates once a day at 3. We got back to the castle around 4:15 and were told we could not get in as they close at 5 (the full visit takes 90min). We offered to pay full rate to just do a quick visit but they refused.
While leaving, I was simply taking a few pictures in the castle grounds (right at the reception desk) and was told I had to leave the grounds immediately if we weren't doing the visit.. By the same "jolly" person.
I understand their rules, it was just unfortunate because they were closed the next day, so we didn't get a chance to see it. I will say it seemed really nice and promising on the outside though.
Written March 23, 2015
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Chelsie S
Houston, Texas, United States112 contributions
Friends
While visiting a friend who lives in Annecy, we decided to check out Chateau d'Annecy. It only cost us 5euros each and we probably spent about 2 or so hours there; we loved it! We first walked across to the Queen's Tower, which is the oldest part of the castle (built in the 12th century). In this part of the castle there is a lot of history about the lake and Annecy, but we really just enjoyed being able to walk through the castle and look out the windows...it's just really neat to be inside something from the 12th Century! After we went through all the floors in the older part of the castle we went out and went into the newer sections (built in 14th-16th centuries) inside there are multiple art exhibits as well as some very old furniture. We enjoyed seeing the different rooms, architecture. In short, we had a great time, but I also LOVE old buildings. So if old architecture isn't your thing, then you probably wouldn't enjoy it.
Written October 18, 2012
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LinoYogya
Tangerang, Indonesia738 contributions
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 !!!
Written April 12, 2020
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Phil Larkin
35 contributions
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.
Written July 27, 2020
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Marcusunderwater
Asperg, Germany250 contributions
Family
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.
Written January 3, 2020
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Postcode
Cairns, Australia152 contributions
I had some expectations of the Chateau. So visible in the city. Everything else in Annecy was wonderful. What I got was being asked to give my small backpack over at the desk for security , while 9 others entering at the same time were not.

A strange place with things that ask the question why bother?

i was told a few times that no photos are allowed despite not having my camera with me, but there was nothing worth photographing anyway. Staff were good at giving orders to visitors.

Even the view over the city was only partial. The most boring part of my time in Annecy which is otherwise worth a visit.

Save your 4.9 € and go somewhere else.
Written November 17, 2010
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DesertDweller32
Phoenix AZ658 contributions
Family
Beautiful building, but . . .

"Art" exhibition seemed confusing and out-of-place. Didn't expect the extensive collection of taxidermy birds. Disconcerting . . .

Nor did I expect the "modern art" collection throughout. Thought more would be relevant to the time period of the Chateau.

Finally, the Annecy-based exhibits could be consolidated into one floor of displays, rather than spreading out bits over three floors. Yes, it allowed access to levels of the Chateau, but, too, these were not exceedingly "high-interest".

If you are looking for views, you can find them most anywhere in this photogenic city. Don't waste your time unless you like dead birds and funky unrelated art.
Written July 16, 2014
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Gouldee G
London25 contributions
Friends
I really liked wandering around the Chateau. They had an interesting temporary art exhibition on, a resident artists and exhibitions that really link the visitor with the historical and ecological background of Annecy. That aside, the building itself is well worth the visit not to mention the view. the surrounding streets are quaint and off the beaten track - something that might be missed by many. Pop up there - the joint ticket for the Chateau and the Palais de L'Isle is the best option cost wise.
Written July 15, 2014
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Audrey2013_13
Basel, Switzerland1,688 contributions
Family
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.
Written October 21, 2020
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