Museum in Annecy

Annecy, part of the Haute-Savoie prefecture, is a city of charm and authenticity situated at the southern end of the lake that bears the same name. The city is encircled by snow-capped peaks of the Alps where it is pleasant to rest or to give oneself over to fun activities. Annecy is still an excellent tourist destination and can be visited throughout the year.


Annecy is a medieval district rich in museums. Mostof them are accessible throughout the year and can be visited at any season. Are you going to travel to Annecy soon? The best way to discover  the city is to visit the museums in order to learn more about its history.


Annecy Castle


Listed historical monument in 1959, Annecy Castle was the residence of the Counts of Geneva in the 13th and 14th centuries. At the beginning of the 20th century, developments were undertaken at the castle to offer a unique look to the Museum. From this time, the architecture of the latter was renovated into a medieval style. The building becomes one of the most elegant museums in Annecy which receives more than a thousand visitors each year. The Queen's Tower was built in a dominant position in comparison with the castle gate to replace the original dungeon. To come there would be a rewarding experience to discover the life that the sovereign has been leading.


The Island Palace


Also nicknamed the "galley-shaped house", the Island Palace is an incredible museum of Annecy that once was a prison, a courthouse and an administrative center. Its architecture is simply original whose old parts of the building already existed in the twelfth century. Nowadays, it is the ideal place where designers, stone carvers and carpenters gather every year. It is also essential to know that the Island Palace hosts gyms and guest rooms.


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