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Menthon St Bernard’s Castle

Menthon St Bernard’s Castle has been watching over one of the most beautiful alpine landscape for some 1000 years. It is rising like a fortress, defying the surrounding mountains. This noble castle has for many centuries remained inhabited by the counts of Menthon, an affluent Genevois family. In fact, according to the legend, St. Bernard …

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Annecy's Castle and Legenc

Annecy’s Castle and Legend

Learn more about Annecy’s Castle and Legend. The historical symbol of Annecy, its construction extended over four centuries (from the 12th to the 16th). The counts of Geneva made it their home from the 13th century. The town acquired the Castle in 1953 and restored it with help from “Historical Monuments” which made it possible …

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