Chateau de Menthon-Saint-Bernard, Menthon-Saint-Bernard

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#3 of 19 in Historic Sites in Haute-Savoie
Castle Tourist Spot
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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  • Count (from memory) 8.50 euro per adult and 4 euros for children ODA 6 years. The visit is necessarily guided. Looking forward to the visit is really no problem (in good weather), because the view of the Lake and the mountains is truly sublime. In addition, outside the castle is perfectly restored and worth a long look. For children, do not hesitate to go see in the gardens next door: there are a few animals (peacocks, goat,...) The Interior of the Castle (which seems has served as inspiration for the cartoon of the beautiful sleeping beauty), beautiful, with very many pieces parts and historical objects. The Chapel, the kitchen, the library, stay, room. Everything remained the same, and this really interesting visits. (Just a little pity that guides recite at this point stories, mentioning lots of names and dates which cannot be selected. Stories about the life of the castle would be, I think, most popular)
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  • We visited this beautiful castle on Saturday, visits are then necessarily guided and costumes. However visits are made by non-professional actors who put aside their learned texts by heart don't really know the parts in which they are. However, 8 parts that we can visit are beautiful and the castle of Menthon St Bernard remains for me one of the most beautiful of Savoy.
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  • Magnificent Castle to visit family with a panoramic view of Lake Annecy with a guide that tells the story of the Castle
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Absolutely amazing castle and view. This part of France is definitely on the top of the 'Most Beautiful Places In The World' list. Enjoy !
  • Nice place but be a ware it's open in 1st of May

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