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Musee Chateau, Annecy
(2.9/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
Musee Chateau has watched over the town below since the 12th century. However, the only part of the castle still standing from this time is the Queen’s Tower with its 4 m (13 ft) thick walls; the rest of the castle was completed in the 16th century. The structure suffered from multiple fires, but remained strong enough to serve as a military barracks until 1947. It's now a museum housing Alpine popular art, such as furniture, sculptures, photography, and modeled chalets. Stand on the castle terrace and look out over the narrow streets of the old town, or visit the lookout tower for a wider view of the area. Take a look at our Annecy vacation planner to schedule your visit to Musee Chateau and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The castle is really cute and the views over the city from its walls very nice indeed. Inside there are exhibitions and is not particularly significant from a historical point of view, but the cost of the visit is really low and in line with the visit. Council to stop by!
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  • Well restored building which houses interesting collections. On the other hand, the panels are very poorly installed: often poorly lit and some are 60 cm from the ground: the third, enough to break the kidneys or tearing eyes and we give up reading, which is a shame. Are people who "design" these panels aware they're done to educate the public in good conditions? Obviously not.
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  • To the top of the town, after a short walk through the historic streets, in a beautiful and wide square is home to the Castle Museum and with salt that target various exhibitions ... evocative night lighting
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  • Lots to look at, plenty of nooks to explore with spectacular views (and a worthy pano shot to be had at the loos). Also randomly a small aquarium. It may not be the grandest but it was a varied exploratory way to kill an hourish.
  • This is a crazy museum visit more than a castle visit. You do see plenty of the castle in the process, but it's an odd heavily-modified castle (13-1800's) and hence is weird and inconsistent, rather than a classic medieval or fairytale castle. The museum's odd and rambling - castle and local history, very old documents and wax seals and locks, old furniture and tools and weapons, old art of the local area, an exhibition of castle architecture drawings, some sculpture, and then... a contemporary art gallery over several levels, which at the time of our visit had an exhibition of animators' drawings (we narrowly missed the Annecy animation festival) and various modern sculpture/installation pieces, in the incongruous castle tower setting. Finally, there is a separate (but included-in-ticket) museum building of local ecosystems (complete with aquarium), fishing/hunting, info on the lake and agricultural history. It's all worth a visit if you're in Annecy and have time - allow 3hrs to see it all - but nearby Montrottier is more of a typical castle.
  • Outstanding views over Lyon. Amazing church. Catch the funicular up.
  • i thought it is all about the castle, but it turned out ,as it is called, it is a museum in the castle. it display some artworks and do a campaign as well, . on top of that, there is an aquarium in the castle. last but at least, it has a great view of anncey
  • Somewhat hidden from the crowded part of the village lays this beautiful chateau on top of a little hill.