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Musee Chateau, Annecy

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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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  • Very few open rooms and can be visited: the entrance with two chimneys (the old kitchen), the adjoining room, burned down after the second World War (when the Castle gave refuge to about 350 displaced people) and the room immediately above, with the wooden floor (modern era) and the big fireplace. Very wide, houses paintings of dubious taste.
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  • If you want to encounter a hostile attitude to ruin an otherwise lovely vacation in France, this is the spot for you. We tried three times on two different visits to Annecy to view the chateau. The fi...  more »
  • In the old city walking tour situated do not climb and visit the Castle. The building is well kept inside and out. Interesting to see the different parts of the building additions over time according to the will of the rulers for always new housing built separately. To see
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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.