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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 11th 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 la demande for anglophones).

  • Duduration 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).

OPENING HOURS

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & bank holidays

APRIL

 from 2 to 6pm

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & bank holidays

MAY

 from 2 to 6pm

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & bank holidays

JUNE

 from 2 to 6pm

everyday

JULY

from noon to 7pm

everyday

AUGUST

from noon to 7pm

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & bank holidays

SEPTEMBER

 2 to 6pm

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & bank holidays

OCTOBER

 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

9,50 €

ADULTS (from 16 years)

5 €

CHILDREN (6 to 16 years)

free

-6 years

2 €

GARDEN

GROUP GUIDED TOURS

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

* required fields

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

100€

UP TO 15 PERSONS

6 €/person

MORE THAN 15 PERSONS

from 1 to 2h

DURATION

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

The Countess' room

The library has 12 000 pre-Revolutionary volumes.

The chapel

The kitchen

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

© 2019 Château de Menthon-Saint-Bernard

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