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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. Arrange to visit Chateau de Menthon-Saint-Bernard and other attractions in Menthon-Saint-Bernard using our Menthon-Saint-Bernard trip planning website .
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Chateau de Menthon-Saint-Bernard Reviews
J'ai beaucoup aimé la visite, très instructive. Un mélange entre grande histoire et entrée dans l'intimité de la vie de château. Un panorama d'enfer. more »I loved the tour. A mix between history and entry in the privacy of Castle life. A panorama of hell.
Superbe vue sur le lac, ces jolies pierres nous content leur histoire par le biais de jeunes damoiseaux et damoiselles. On se laisse porter de salle en salle où notre imagination vagabonde à loisir...... more »Great view of the Lake, these lovely stones tell their story through young Dallas and damsels. We let ourselves be carried from room to room where our imagination wander at leisure... The visit is already over evidence that time is accelerated...
Nous sommes venus visiter ce magnifique château, avec un bébé aux bras (pas d'accès en poussette). Ce fût un vrai retour dans le temps, déjà par ce panoramique EXCEPTIONNEL du château et de ses jardin... more »We are visiting this beautiful castle, with a baby in arms (no stroller access). It was a real return in time, already by this panoramic exceptional Castle and its gardens, which overlook Lake Annecy! The guide was friendly and dynamic, he knew put us in the bath with his explanations about the history, the family Menthon, architecture as well as visited parts. The visit is well thought as we move forward without leaving on our steps is a true journey that will have lasting about an hour. The castle is very well maintained for centuries within the soul and history of this place. Parts are richly decorated. We have taken full eyes, but we would have liked to visit more parts like the Dungeon for example... Extra bonus: the gift shop starting, it's nice but you almost go without stopping because he is not very visible!
Drive to Chateau was nice. No information provided for tour times. Only French speaking tours but guides dress and re-enact and tell stories from medieval times. Worth going to if there is nothing else to do.
Well worth a visit but be careful it's not open everyday. Tour spoken in French only but still very good and questions can be asked in English.
-Terrible service- The staff didn't told me that everyone are required to be in a group, no one can visit alone. And I have no time to wait till the next group so I went to the desk to ask for refund. However, the staff told me they don't know how to refund by card, they declared if I paid in cash, they can just give me cash back .(But I paid by card ) I asked for cash back instead , I told them its the same. But they insisted they can't give me refund by cash or card . Even their manager said they could not give me refund.They even suggest me sell ticket to other visitors. The awful thing is not about how much the money was ,but about their attitude. I wasted 9 euro! I won't be there again in the rest of my life. 小心不要刷卡，因為如果你發現你趕不上巴士想退款他們不會讓你退，法國人真的死腦筋又不願意幫你處理問題
Very spshal chateau nice panorama aneccy lac.
Worth the trip up there just for the views alone. Unfortunately there is no photography allowed in castle. You also have to take a guided tour. The fee was fair, and there wasn't many people. The drive up there had minimal signage, but the GPS managed to get us there. The castle has various rooms to see that are decorated in traditional linens. It is a functioning castle with a family living there so there are portions of the castle that are not available for viewing. If you are in the area and have a car to drive up to the castle, it'll be well worth it!
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