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The castle has been restored to its outside splendor (while modernizing the innards), with the 16th century detached kitchen house as unique element. The visit will tell you the history and importance of the site and the Savoie family who ruled this part of Europe...More
Stunning Chateau on banks of Lake Geneva. Free car parking. 9 Euro entry. Audiovisual guides. We just wandered around the chateau learning about Savoire as it was then and the importance and wealth of the family. As only just opening for the season the gift...More
The house and gardens are a 20 minute walk from the centre of the town but there is adequate parking there. Entrance fee was 11 Euros plus one for the audio guide. The cafe at the end of the tour was very friendly and reasonably...More
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VeraRipaille, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau de Ripaille, jardins, vignobles, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017
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A merger of mediaeval and recent renovation of an stunning chateau with an interesting history.
The wine cave is frozen in time.
Do take the audio guide for an extra €2 as would make it much more interesting visit.
They also sell their own wine...More
One of the groups I belong to organized a visit to the Chateau. It was certainly worth it. We had an excellent guide who showed us around the grounds, the chateau as well as certain things which are not necessarily open to the public. The...More
This Chateau looks very impressive from the road & as you enter the courtyard. A very interesting tale about a poor unfortunate monk & his death makes me feel that this tour holds a lot of promise. Sadly it didn't excite me any further. There...More
They do a great job of showcasing this castle rebuilt by a textile magnate. Do not miss the short movie, it is probably the best part of the visit - that and the views over the lake and the mountains all around.
Don't miss the...More
Historical castle of the Dukes of Savoie. The interior of the castle and the gardens can be visited individually. The visit can be complemented with a walk through the vineyards as well as the forest.
A restaurant in the castle is offering one menu and...More
During our annual ski holiday nearby we decided to have a break. The castel was selected and we tried to arrange access by phone. Not so easy but stay tuned it is well worth the effort. A guide is recommended indeed as others already found....More