Annecy Castle

July 19 is the international Palace day ! On this occasion, we decided to make an article about the Annecy castle. If you come to Annecy, you can’t miss it ! Indeed, built high up at the foot of the Semnoz mountain, it dominates the old town districts.

The Annecy Castle is a former fortified castle dating from the 12th century which was classified as a historical monument in 1959.

In 1340, it was completely destroyed by a fire. Subsequently, it was rebuilt identically by Count Amadeus III of Geneva. It was the residence of the Counts of Geneva and the Dukes of Genevois – Nemours from the 13th to the 14th century.

In the 17th century it was abandoned as a residence and from 1793 it was used as a military barracks to house the Republican and later Imperial armies until 1947.

In 1952, a new fire damaged it and the following year the town of Annecy bought it from the Ministry of the Army.

In 1956, the first exhibition was opened. Since then, visitors can find various temporary exhibitions and collections related to regional heritage, lake archaeology, medieval sculpture, contemporary art, landscape paintings and animated films.

Museum entrance costs 5.50€ full price and 3€ reduced price. You can benefit from the reduced price with the Ifalpes student card.

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