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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  • Beautifully renovated, the. Courtyard hosts various shows during the summer.
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  • Whether it's a beautiful castle would have required enter. But despite the indication of limited access to the cash room (OK it is) from 13 h 30 no opening to the public, only official spend their days.
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  • 1st part: the visit of the old town, which despite a downpour was very interesting. Then direction Sainte Chapelle at the heart of the castle of the Dukes. A beautiful building with a remarkable ceiling. One downside the refurbishment following a fire of the seats and grandstands of the Chapel by a "so-called" architect of buildings in France that doesn't really have had an aesthetic vision of the whole... too bad.
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  • Nice exposition, but too small. Most of the castle is still in use as offices for the regional government and therefore closed for public.
  • A place with a lot of history right at the center of Chaméry.
  • 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.
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