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Palais de l'Île
3 passage de l’Île, 74000 Annecy Route Planner
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Opening hours

Jun-Sep: 10.30am-6pm; rest of year: daily except Tue 10am-noon, 2pm-5pm - closed some Bank Hols

Description

The palace's stark walls reflected in the quiet water of the Thiou paint a splendid picture. Built on an island in the 12C, the residence of the counts of Geneva has been the state mint, a prison and a courthouse. Don't miss the former courtrooms, jailors' lodgings, prison cells and the old chapel. Exhibitions staged by the Architecture and Heritage Centre chronicle the town's evolution.

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    MICHELIN 2019
    49 m - 2 place St-Maurice, 74000 Annecy
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    MICHELIN 2019
    77 m - 1 place Saint-François-de-Sales, 74000 Annecy