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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 consists of two main buildings, in the first visit various rooms where you can appreciate the architecture, often hosts art exhibitions and then there is also an art museum, in the second body houses the natural history museum where we explain the environment of Haute-Savoie great view over the city from the small rear garden
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  • Let's say there are by chance ... Hard to miss but a ride inside it ... While we are ... Beautiful contemporary art museum which actually centers shortly although's castles. For the rest it's very suggestive, some restored part a bit so-so but overall there is an air of history. Council
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  • A Board, you have to park in the parking of the Castle if you do not want to climb the steep alleys. The castle in him even is well preserved. The Museum has not left us a lasting memory.
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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.