Fodor's Expert Review Château de Menthon-Saint-Bernard

Annecy Castle/Palace Fodor's Choice

The exterior of the magnificent Château de Menthon-Saint-Bernard is the stuff of fairy tales (so much so that Walt Disney modeled his version of 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.

Castle/Palace Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Allée du Château
Annecy, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  74000, France


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €11, Closed Nov.–Mar.

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