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Castle worth seeing

This is located uphill around 3km walk from the lake Annecy. Walk is nice. One can drive too. Only... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Mumbai, India
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Very enjoyable visit

We visited in August, it was popular but not crowded and the car park was large. We enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Lesley P
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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“The rough diamond of Haute-Savoie” The chateau de Menthon, which overlooks the turquoise waters of Lake Annecy, was rede-signed over years into the most romantic style. A legend says that it gave Walt Disney the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Allee du Chateau, 74290 Menthon-Saint-Bernard, France
+33 7 81 74 39 72
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

This is located uphill around 3km walk from the lake Annecy. Walk is nice. One can drive too. Only Wednesday and Saturday afternoons Castle is open for visitors for two hours. Otherwise one can enjoy seeing it from outside. As it is located at scenic...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

We visited in August, it was popular but not crowded and the car park was large. We enjoyed the grounds ( they are not extensive) and the views of the lake and then we went inside for a tour in English. The tour was very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Lesley P
Reviewed 1 September 2018

We came relatively late so our guide tour in English was actually private only for our family. The guide was very nice, and answered a lot of our questions. This made the tour very interesting for all of us, and much more interesting than any...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Access is up a road going behind the chateaux and approaching from the mountains. Some parking but I guess at it busiest you may find difficulty. Open until 7pm in the summer but note GUIDED TOURS ONLY, so you will have to wait for the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

The entrance fee is not moderate but the visit worth the detour. Impressive building and quite well preserved. The guided tour is good and we had plenty of time to have answers to our questions, but one was never answered as the guide didn't know...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

Situated overlooking the beautiful lake this castle seems like a fairytale setting. It is easy to find on the opposite side of the lake from Annecy. Our guided tour was in English and our guide was enthusiastic and informative. While there is less artefacts to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

Walked up to chateaux, very impressive building, well worth a visit,if you haveva spare hour or so, very elegant at night when all lit up,

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jon P
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

I visited this castle a few years ago. It was a nice experience. I had a private visits since nobody was there. The visit was not long. The rooms and the visit were cool. The castle is located in the mountains near the lake of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Blue water, blue water, blue water, warm air, french wine, spectacular views, morning walks, great food, sunsets, lovely people, sweet village, definate jewell....I will be back.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Honestly, I had no idea this castle existed before coming to the region and wouldn't have known about it unless we had to drive by on our way to town. We decided to visit one day, and I was surprised to learn that this was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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