Castle of the Dukes of Savoie, Chambery

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Used as an administrative building since the 13th century, Castle of the Dukes of Savoie functions as the prefecture of the Savoie General Council and the Savoie Academy. Originally built as a residence for the Dukes of Savoy in the 11th century, the castle features a large living room decorated in Louis XVI style. After indulging in the ornate salon, visit the chapel. If you're lucky, you may hear the chiming of 70 bells called "St. Francis de Sales. " Access to the gardens and courtyard is free, but to see the interior you must go on a guided tour. Plan your Castle of the Dukes of Savoie visit and explore what else you can see and do in Chambery using our Chambery trip builder app .
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  • You can admire the heights of the Castle since the outdoor place then we enter the courtyard to access the beautiful chapel in which is exposed the replica of the most important Christian relic, that of the Holy Shroud (shroud of Christ) The rest of the castle is not open to the public since a good part of the monument serves as offices for the prefecture of the Savoie. You can continue the tour through the old narrow streets at the foot of the Castle
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  • This piece of Castle visit is long and there is not much to visit because the Castle burned
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  • We wanted to visit the Castle and we ended up on the streets of Chambéry. We see almost nothing of the Castle, inner courtyard, Chapel, then we're taking the streets of Chambéry to find passages and the sets of stairs of viels buildings. We finished this visit completely frustrated.
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  • Friday, April 14. No Guide visit. Closed. No permitted access to recint.We are travelling two hours for the visit! No reason explained. Be carefull! Require information before desplacement to Chambéry. Disaster.
  • Beautiful, historical Castle... Loved it!
  • Guide only in French. You can't expect anything.
  • Intersting place
  • DON'T take the guided tour. It's wasted money, at the end they will take you to a room where the city council has it's meetings. TO AVOID,

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