Musee Chateau, Annecy

Historic Site · Specialty Museum
Musee Chateau has watched over the town below since the 12th century. However, the only part of the castle still standing from this time is the Queen’s Tower with its 4 m (13 ft) thick walls; the rest of the castle was completed in the 16th century. The structure suffered from multiple fires, but remained strong enough to serve as a military barracks until 1947. It's now a museum housing Alpine popular art, such as furniture, sculptures, photography, and modeled chalets. Stand on the castle terrace and look out over the narrow streets of the old town, or visit the lookout tower for a wider view of the area. Arrange to visit Musee Chateau and other attractions in Annecy using our Annecy road trip site.
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  • The building is lovely but beware if you arrive at or near lunchtime. We paid for the museum and were asked to leave after 10 minutes. They closed the door behind us. They did tell us we could come...  more »
  • To go here you will need to have car to drive through. It is definitely worthy trip to have. The chateau itself is quite small and it has a lot of history inside. But the thing that made this place...  more »
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  • I so loved this place. It's historic but well maintained and clean, cobbled streets, nice cafe's, restaurants and shops. The choice is really much. Walking around there takes you back to old times. It's like an hour drive from Geneva. Imagine the beautiful big mounatins and peaceful lake around you, it's just wonderful.
  • Worth the visit for the views and the art exposed in it. However I would have preferred some expo on people living inside here before instead of contemporary art, and general expo on Annecy.

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