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Interesting chapel with top-class trompe-d'oeil

You can visit several parts of this chateau but the highlight is the holy chapel. It contains what... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2017
BroLucius
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Interesting piece of history

Here you may learn about the history of the Savoie and their rulers. There is well preserved... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2017
Ricardo O
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United States
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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| Place du Chateau, 73000 Chambery, France
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

I have done a visit with the C.I.A.P in the street Daniel Rops of the castle. You can visit several part of this castle who is use as museum too. This one is free and present the story of the city throug the age and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We were given a reduced entry fee €4.50 each as we did not speak French like the natives. We really shouldn’t have gone as the first room we entered is free to the public anyway and there is no time frame to leave this exposition....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Christine F
Reviewed August 1, 2018

This is a large, imposing structure within the city limits. You can enter the initial gate courtyard free of charge and there is a small museum (again free), displaying local artefacts and a history of the area which is quite interesting. The rest of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

With other museums closed during our visit, we were very pleased to take an hour for walking around the Chateau grounds (as much as possible) and seeing this small museum, which outlines the history of the Chateau and its relationship with not only Chambery but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ben B
Reviewed August 3, 2017

You can visit several parts of this chateau but the highlight is the holy chapel. It contains what is reputed to be the best quality Italian trompe d'oeil (optical illusion) painting work in Chambery. It is almost unbelievable that you are not looking at real...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank BroLucius
Reviewed July 2, 2017

Visitors are limited to a single large room of displays of coins from the mint previously located here and models of the castle. There was no possibility to walk around the inside of the building because of security reasons, and no guided tour.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

Here you may learn about the history of the Savoie and their rulers. There is well preserved collection of ancient coins, maps and documents from the middle ages.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Ricardo O
Reviewed March 31, 2017

beautifully lit at night in the mikddleof the old city ..not so far way from the Elephant Fountain. leading to make hidden streets. not much to see in Chambery.. this is a must

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Charlene_Cassar
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Chambery is that charming thanks to all the castles / Chateaux all around and in the heart of the city. History is important and i loved chambery for that. every place can be visited so don't hesitate to take a walk inside, you will be...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Kenza K
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Pencilled in an afternoon to "visit the château" as I had read it was one of the largest in France but you cant even access the courtyard which is sad. Couldn't see any way of viewing the outside either (though it seems from the photos...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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