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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 itinerary maker.
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  • Here you may learn about the history of the Savoie and their rulers. There is well preserved collection of ancient coins, maps and documents from the middle ages.  more »
  • beautifully lit at night in the mikddleof the old city ..not so far way from the Elephant Fountain. leading to make hidden streets. not much to see in Chambery.. this is a must  more »
  • Chambery is that charming thanks to all the castles / Chateaux all around and in the heart of the city. History is important and i loved chambery for that. every place can be visited so don't hesitate...  more »
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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.
  • 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,
  • Visit with local guide (only French, only down fall for a foreign tourist) to the Castle and the town at 4.50 €. Do it because it gives you the opportunity to discover hidden places and stories that with a visit province are inaccessible (the castle is closed to the public without a guide because it is the seat of the Prefecture of Savoie and so very guarded). The visit takes about 2 and a half hours and Sundays is unique and begins at about 14. The visit begins where you buy tickets, meaning the hotel de Cordon/CIAP.
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  • We explored only the outside is open to the public and the Museum there is the entrance.
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  • Wonderful exhibition
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