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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

About 10KM far from Annecy, at the shore of the lake, the castle is open for visits from the 5th of April until the 15th of November.

ACCESS

Allée du Château . 74290 Menthon-Saint-Bernard

VISITS

The 23rd generation of Menthon that is living in the castle, opens the doors of this ancient place whose secular architecture has been beautifully preserved. Discover the secrets of the castle through guided tours, as well as its exceptional furniture and rooms: be it the half-timbered gallery in the inner courtyard, the chapel, the kitchen and its 15m-high serving hatch that was dug into the rock, the library with its fantastic collection of 12,000 works dated prior to the French Revolution, the Great Hall, the Countess’ room adorned with Aubusson’s tapestry, or the Pilgrims room that used to host pilgrims who stopped by.

INDIVIDUAL GUIDED TOURS

  • Guided tours in French (distribution of an information paper in English).

  • Duration of visits : about 45 minutes

  • Every week-end and bank holidays, the visits are costumed et realized by amateur actors making revive the history of the castle (excepted october and november).

Coat of arms with the guide words of the Menthon family on a window.

OPENING HOURS

APRIL

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & bank holidays

 from 2 to 6pm

MAY

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & bank holidays

 from 2 to 6pm

JUNE

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & bank holidays

 from 2 to 6pm

JULY

everyday

from noon to 7pm

AUGUST

everyday

from noon to 7pm

SEPTEMBER

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & bank holidays

 2 to 6pm

OCTOBER

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & bank holidays

 2 to 6pm

NOVEMBER

until 11th

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & bank holidays

 2 to 6pm

*last departure of the visit 30 minutes before closing time

PRICES

ADULTS (from 16 years)

9,50 €

CHILDREN (6 to 16 years)

5 €

-6 years

free

GARDEN

2 €

The Countess' room

The library has 12 000 pre-Revolutionary volumes.

GROUP GUIDED TOURS

Organisation of guided tours for groups, on reservation, every day of the week.

* required fields

The chapel

The kitchen

VISITS OF THE VEGETABLE GARDEN

The castle's vegetable garden, orchard and medicinal area can be discovered through a guided group tour, where you will understand their natural functioning according to the principles of permaculture.

PRICES

UP TO 15 PERSONS

100€

MORE THAN 15 PERSONS

6 €/person

DURATION

from 1 to 2h

The vegetable garden of the castle.

SNACKS & DRINKS

On the terrace of the castle, a small catering service is available during opening hours.

* Animals are not allowed for safety reasons

** Historical monument, not adapted for persons with reduced mobility, due to old stairs

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