I have been visiting the chateau about once a year for about 25 years. It is hands down the best castle experience in Europe. The main reason for this is because it is properly castly! There is a spooky dungeon where you can pretend to be chained up (and see grafitti by Byron), rooms with huge fireplaces and armour and lots and lots of towers with scary stairs. Marvellous. Plus, it's on the water and in the summer, you should bring your swimming costume and head down to the little beach to the right of the castle. There you can swim around the chateau and look across to the French alps and feel extremely smug that everyone else in the world in not doing what you are doing. The little shop just outside the castle is also full of excellent knickknacks. How I love it all!
It's true that it can be very busy, but it's big enough to take the strain.
Go (with your swimming stuff in the summer) and have a lovely time!
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