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Château de Menthon-Saint-Bernard

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  • Annecy
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

The exterior of the magnificent Château de Menthon-Saint-Bernard is the stuff of fairy tales (so much so that Walt Disney modeled Sleeping Beauty's castle on it); the interior is even better. The castle's medieval rooms—many adorned with tapestries, Romanesque frescoes, Netherlandish sideboards, and heraldic motifs—have been lovingly restored by the owner, who can trace his ancestry directly back to Saint-Bernard himself. All in all, this is one of the loveliest dips into the Middle Ages you can make in all of Europe. You can get a good view of the castle by turning onto the Thones road out of Veyrier.

Sight Information


Allée du Château, Annecy, 74000, France

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Sight Details:

  • €8.50
  • July and Aug., daily noon–6; May, June, and Sept., Fri., weekends and holidays 2–6; Oct.–Apr., Thurs. and weekends 2–4:30

Published 06/25/2015


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