Château d'Annecy Tours

Château d'Annecy
Soaring dramatically over Annecy’s intact Old Town and set atop a rocky promontory, the medieval castle is a fine display of Savoyard defensive architecture as it was the princely residence of the Counts of Geneva between the 13th and 17th centuries; it was later on abandoned and served a military barracks until the end of World War II. Imagine yourself as a brave 14th century knight and try to identify the primitive keep, the gates, and the cellar rooms. Like many other fortresses elsewhere in Europe, the castle was considerably extended and given several upgrades throughout the centuries, both in terms of style and defensive purposes. The furniture, artworks, and accessories nowadays found inside the otherwise bare yet fascinating exhibition area are testament to these changes, and perfectly complemented by sections on contemporary Savoyard art and Lake Annecy’s eventful history.

Most visitors like to enjoy an excursion to Annecy as a half-day tour from close by Geneva, where they can dwelve in the city’s rich history and wander its colorful canal-side streets. Another option would be to hop on a full day tour of both Geneva and Annecy, which includes a scenic cruise on the turquoise waters of Lake Geneva.

Practical Info

Château d’Annecy is located in the city of Annecy in the Auvergne-Rhône- Alpes region of eastern France. While not accessible by public transit nor by car (closest parking lot is located at 10 Place Georges Volland and costs 1,10 € per hour) as the old town of Annecy is very compact and pedestrian-only, it’s just a few minutes walk from the core historic center below. Entry costs 5.20 € per adult and 2.60 € per child. The castle is open every day except Tuesday between October 1 and May 31, from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm; open every day between June 1 and September 30, from 10:30am to 6pm. Closed on May 1, November 1, November 11, December 25, and January 1.
Address: Place du Château, Annecy, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 74000, France
Hours: Varies
Admission: Adult: 5.20 €; Child: 2.60 €
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Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva

Feast your eyes on the medieval monuments and colorful, half-timbered houses of Annecy on a half-day tour from Geneva. Admire the stunning Swiss countryside as you travel by air-conditioned coach to the French town considered by many to be the ‘Venice of the Alps’. Take a guided tour of the quaint cobbled streets of Annecy and delve into the town’s rich history as you visit interesting landmarks like Palais de l’Isle and Château Annecy. Take a stroll on the shores of Lake Annecy and then spend the remaing tour time exploring the Alpine gem at your own leisure.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise

Immerse yourself in the architectural beauty of Geneva and Annecy on a full-day tour of the stunning cities from Geneva. Begin your day with a panoramic sightseeing tour of Geneva on a luxury coach and admire top attractions like the charming Old Town and the Flower Clock. Opt to enjoy a tranquil Lake Geneva cruise and then cross the border over the France to see the visual delights of Annecy, an Alpine town shrouded in medieval history. Enjoy entertaining and educational commentary from a knowledgeable guide throughout this tour.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Winter Ski Tour: Annecy City and Wine Degustation

Visit the “Pearl of French Alps” - Annecy City, where you can learn about it’s rich history, see the city and relax at a cafe in the beautiful old town. To learn more about the region’s traditions, try local wine and find out what food suits it the best. While on this tour you will visit Annecy Castle and Palais de l’Ille plus the Palais de l’Ille museum.
  • Duration: 9 to 11 hours
  • Duration: 9 to 11 hours
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Lake Annecy Day Trip from Geneva

Swap Geneva for a day visiting the picturesque Lake Annecy. You’ll have to ultimate hassle-free day without any transport to organize as round-trip transfers from Geneva are included. Travel with ease in a private vehicle between sites, so you can save time and make the most of your day. You’ll visit Annecy Old Town, the historic Chateau D’Annecy, and the spectacular Lake Annecy.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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