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. Arrange to visit Musee Chateau and other attractions in Annecy using our Annecy road trip site .
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  • a very beautiful castle overlooking the city, with different times various temporary exhibitions, beautiful panoramic view of Annecy and its Lake.
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  • Old Castle fort restored over the years, this historic monument houses a Museum and temporary exhibitions in the exceptional setting of the old residence of the counts of Geneva and the Dukes of Genevois-Nemours. Now exhibition of 150 works by Paul Cabaud, in love to the region. His paintings in pencil and white gouache are wonders which are worth to them only. Finish with a break on the terrace overlooking the city...
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  • Very nice Castle overlooking a beautiful city a story to discover various exhibitions from the savoyard furniture through the ages to the very modern... An observation but that these rooms look good empty original furniture of the Castle.
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  • Its was twenty years since our last visit and we were not disappointed. The OLD town is a delight, old building winding each side if the river. Lots of good cafes and restaurants to choose from. Try a local Ice Cream, lovely. Highly Recommended
  • More interesting than I expected. They should find someone who can translate French to meaningful English. Some f the signage was in good English, some in terrible English, and some was only in French.
  • The view is amazing! What I loved more at this castle was it's architecture, the structure inside and the view. It's a classic countryside medieval building. I loved it.
  • Very interesting place. Lots to see but there are lots of internal stairs so you might want to call ahead or do a bit of research if you are thinking of going
  • Nice place with small museum but do not expect too much
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