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Palais de l'Ile

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All reviews iconic building inside the building wander around less than an hour buy a combined ticket worth a visit nice place to visit old town take pictures couple of hours beautiful town prison history architecture photographed mint photos
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Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

Mildly interesting, but not a must-see in Annecy, in my opinion. The former prison wasn’t poorly kept or over-priced, it just didn’t grab my attention all that well. The best part was the original “graffiti” carvings made by inmates, some of which were very amusing!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MadalyneR1
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

We are staying in Annecy for a couple of weeks and we’re keen to spend quite a bit of time in the museum. While we read every English word, not really set up for English speakers but there is a lot more information available if...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RichardN121
Reviewed 5 December 2018

Worth a visit just to get a sample of the history of this prison/mint. You can get round the whole place in less than 30 minutes & have a better knowledge of Annecy.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ian L
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Went there for a weekend and I couldn’t believe how pretty Annecy is! The lake and its surroundings are amazing!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

must be the most photographed building in Annecy! A castle in the canal- once a prison. Great to take photos of this throughout different times of the day when the light is different on it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Really the old town is quite small but wander around and take in the sights over a couple of hours and then venture into the newer town. A lovely pace to visit, get away from the shops that are just for tourists, visit a bar...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

Originally constructed in the 1100's...what more can you say? Doesn't take too long to visit and explored, be sure to check out the room that functioned as a mint. So much history right at the heart of Old Annecy.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chiroken
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This is a very interesting historical site, as the building had so many different purposed throughout time. The exhibitions on Annecy's city history were a bit too detailed for a first-time visitor to the city like me, but I appreciated the detail as well as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kmj81
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The Palais de L’lLE is a great place with cheap entry fees 3.8 EUR. It worth the amount paid as you can learn more about the past of the old city of Annecy. The visit can last 1 hour at max.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We found it to be very intimate experience to see how prisoners lived and also the preservation of the site along with what prisoners scratched onto the walls were amazing to see. We got lost but it was a great experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
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5 February 2018|
Response from Musees-Annecy | Property representative |
Thank you for your message. The works have been completed. You can discover de Palais de l'Île restored on the VilleAnnecy's Facebook (post october 31st). Best regards.
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21 June 2015|
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Recommend Parking de Marie, by the Hotel de Ville.