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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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  • Don't waste money booking a tour. Admission is reasonable prices (and they offer student discount). The rooms all have booklets with info in many languages. We enjoyed seeing the castle and seeing the...  more »
  • The museum has an important place in the history of Annecy and was once the home of the Dukes of Geneve. Now it offers several exhibitions including regional artificats (furniture), contemporary art a...  more »
  • The castle looks very good but the museum is really disappointing. Very poor collection. Due to works done to renovate the castle ?...  more »
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  • Interesting displays and a beautiful castle with some great views of the town and surroundings. And reasonably priced. Definitely a good visit if you're heading off to Annecy!
  • Beautiful from outside but nothing to do with a castle when you get inside! The place is transformed into an exhibition centre for modern art. Personally, I would prefer more Medieval exhibits.
  • Rising above the old town. Turreted castle. It was once home to the Counts of Geneva. The oldest part is the 12th century Tour de la Reine (Quen's Tower).
  • 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.
  • We went expecting an old chateau but found a mishmash of a museum. Very disappointed.