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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  • August 17, 2017
    Very well looked after even outside, make free tours, the only way to visit it. We unfortunately arrived late.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Tours are at 11 for old town and saint chapel. At 14.30 to the Castle. Stop. I understand schedules, saw that the Palace is used by institutional offices, but forcing tourists to choose what to see or miss all day waiting, too. Among other things the site writes and brochures that provide to the Castle are corrected in ink. Best information create visitors happy. If you think only to stop the use of wc forget it because it's creepy.
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  • August 15, 2017
    I wonder if Chambery is part of France. In the summer months, July and August, most French castles is open from 10 to 19, with both free and guided visits. When you do this, put a guided tour every hour. Evidently in Chambery don't want visitors. We won't be back.
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  • April 15, 2017
    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.
  • August 7, 2017
    Beautiful, historical Castle... Loved it!
  • July 24, 2017
    Guide only in French. You can't expect anything.
  • August 23, 2016
    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,
  • August 23, 2017
    Beautiful to look at and undoubtedly part of our history, has now a beautiful free exhibition that explains the stages of the Castle and its acquisition by the House of Savoy. However since the Manor hosts French institutions are reduced to 4 visits per day with guide for anti-terrorism reasons! At 11.00 and 15.00 you visit, with €6, the Holy Chapel, two towers of the Castle, the Council Chamber and a bit of the city. At 14.00 and at 16.00 the Castle, always with €6. I've participated before and I must say that the guides are great and strive to speak Italian to make you appreciate the place. Quite honestly we han said that visits in Italian or English should be strengthened because there's customers to request permissions, so it depends obviously from them trying to talk to you in your language, but the Organization of Savoie! Beautiful neo-Gothic Chapel, especially the ceiling, the grand staircase at the medieval castle and its façade in the eclectic style of the time of Napoleon III. Fine the two Chime! However if you are not accurate in the book and go to the scheduled times you may lose the attraction!
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