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Chateau de Menthon-Saint-Bernard, Menthon-Saint-Bernard
Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
Take a tour of Chateau de Menthon-Saint-Bernard, an Alpine castle whose history dates back to the 12th century. The structure features 105 rooms and its spires punctuate the dramatic mountain scenery. Occupying the property for 23 generatios, the Menthon family has opened part of their home to the public, offering tours of the interior. Highlights are the countess' bedroom with a draped four-poster bed, a 13th-century kitchen, and the castle's great hall adorned with 16th- and 19th-century furniture and paintings. Some tours are costumed; most are in French, but you can inquire about English-language tours as well. Check the website for details. Put Chateau de Menthon-Saint-Bernard and other Menthon-Saint-Bernard attractions into our Menthon-Saint-Bernard travel itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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Sur les 101 pièces que comptent le château, on vous montre le strict minimum , 7 pièces en étant étouffés par groupe de 20 ou 30 personnes ( limite à s'évanouir) bref une arnaque; un monument historiq... read more »101 parts that count the Castle, we show you the bare minimum, 7 parts in being smothered by group of 20 or 30 people (limit to faint) short a scam; a historic monument is intended to show all of his wealth and not to hide her making money with entries! banal behavior of already rich people and who is out of the mob coming to invade them; I call to the owners of this House that, thanks to our public taxes, they can retain their monument to private; This gives some obligations which in the case of this castle are not respected namely transparency to discover more coins; on the other hand, it is charged an admission fees including during heritage day; good organization of parking that allows parking very easily;show original
Attending a Convention in Aix les Bain, there was a excursion to Chateau Menthon-Saint-Bernard. Even the roots of the castle were originating from the 12th century, most parts originate from the 17th ... read more »
This medieval castle has been evolving through enhancements introduced by the different inhabitants and enriched by the doweries of successive wifes among which an impressive library with 12000 books.... read more »
Very worth seeing... it's kind of a frankenstein of different styles dating back to the 10th century, set against a gorgeous backdrop of cliffsides and Lake Annecy. Very beautiful.
Beware during peak season you may have to arrive early to get tickets: the last tickets are sold way before the last visit
Nini NicoA splendid view on Lake Annecy, this loaded Castle of history is to discover if you are crossing the region. You will learn lots of little details thanks to the passionate guides. The castle is still inhabited so we do not have access to all parts but nothing that the library and the smell of the books are worth a visit. Attention not pictures snifff indoors and is not suitable for children less than 7 years.show original
Hugues AndriesAbsolutely charming! Beautiful scenery and very good guide at reasonable price. Very rich history.show original
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