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Castle of the Dukes of Savoie, Chambery

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Tourist Spots
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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 itinerary maker.
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  • Assuming that the castle is only open on weekends because it houses Government offices (the prefecture), you can visit the Cathedral (with a copy of the shroud and the box) and the panoramic terrace on top of the Tour demi. rond. During the European heritage day, all these buildings were open and did concerts with the organ in the Cathedral.
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  • Very pity that the castle is closed on Monday to visit (like most of the city) and around the Castle and the Castle, the tower are behind the fence and in these buildings are the headquarters of the Prefecture and other institutional offices. The same city on Monday it seems quite wymarle.
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  • In this particular day, an opening and exceptional access... a very beautiful place... the view from the tower is just gorgeous...
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