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Palais de l'Ile, Annecy
(4.1/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It is one of the most iconic places in Annecy. It is surrounded by two channels and visits to the interior can be. (look at the times, is not always open or you can visit all the time).
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  • I went to this hotel as a tourist as well as professionally, so the situation is ideal in these 2 cases. In the center of the old town, perfect for restaurants, and close to the ring road of the Lake, it is ideal to many points of view. The breakfast buffet is excellent and animated by the good mood of the waitress. The House is historical, but it also shows in comfort. That's the only problem: all is close (Elevator, hallways and especially the room where you can open your suitcase) Nevertheless, place the charm because some rooms overlooks the old prison and the bridge that spans the canal of the Thiou River, and especially you directly access the pedestrian streets of the old Annecy.
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  • ENJOY STILL one of the most beautiful photos-postcards of Annecy, photographing the Palace, such the prow of a ship on the channel from the Lake. views aside will be "thwarted" by scaffolding, even a few months of patience. the Palace is getting a makeover and secures the frame!
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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