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Palais de l'Ile, Annecy

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Palais de l'Ile is a recognizable feature of the Thiou canal that splits the water with its sharp corner and forces it apart. When you see the stalwart, gray stone it will come as no surprise that this building has been standing since 1132. It began as the residence of the Lord of Annecy, then an administrative headquarters, courthouse, a mint, and a jail until 1865 and again World War II. Nowadays, you don’t need to be arrested to visit the interior of the castle, just buy a ticket to the history museum located inside and wander through the halls and rooms that once housed both nobility and criminals. Make Palais de l'Ile part of your personalized Annecy itinerary using our Annecy tourist route planner.
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  • Unfortunately the whole building is surrounded by scaffolding that hide completely. Council to verify the completion of the work, caused by necessity and intervene on the wooden parts damaged by termites. The score is referred to the fact that I have not seen it, certainly not the value itself.
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  • Too bad it was closed for restoration, but its charm permeates the characteristic romantic setting of small but significant town in the Haute Savoie, rich in flowers and all kinds of activities
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  • Location location location. This hotel is in the heart of town. Cafes, restaurants and bars all in one minute walk . The hotel itself is not fancy but adequate for a few days stay to explore the beaut...  more »
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  • Awesome place to walk around. Lots of interesting history as well. There is a shopping street nearby as well.
  • Feel like CHeung Chau and so many po dogs
  • Nice place for capturing fotos
  • Nice cosy place,reminds Venice, but more calm
  • A nice place to visit by the beautiful canals