• Historic site and monument

Château des ducs de Savoie

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Stronghold, princely palace and symbol of the power of the Counts and Dukes of the Savoie, the Château des Ducs de Savoie brings together a remarkable collection of buildings, constructed between the 18th century and the present day.
It is currently the seat of the Préfecture and Département of Savoie.

Historic site and monument Château des ducs de Savoie Chambéry


Chambéry (73000)
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours available permanently
Average duration of an individual visit : 01h00

The princes who governed the Savoy State for almost 900 years and the number of administrations that followed have left their mark. Since 1860, when the Savoie region was annexed to France, the Préfecture and the Conseil Général du Département continued this administrative function.

In the Medieval wing, the rooms of the former Chambre des Comptes display the history of the château.
This is the only part of the château open to the public, outside of the guided tours.

Guided tours leave from the Hôtel de Cordon CIAP (71 rue Saint Réal), and allow visitors to see inside part of the Medieval buildings:
- Salles de la Chambre des Comptes (except Mondays)
- Cour d'Honneur
- Tour Trésorerie
- Sainte-Chapelle
- Tour demi-ronde and Salle du Conseil Départemental (except Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays).

Guided tours in french only. Reservation required (limited number of visitors).

Conditions of entry and accessible buildings may be subject to unforeseen change, for reasons of national security and health measures against covid19.

Only the rooms of the Chambre des Comptes are accessible outside the guided tours.

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    Free admission to the rooms of the Chambre des Comptes.

    Guided tours :
    Full price: 6 €
    Price reduced: 4.50 € (students under 26, large families, unemployed, disabled).
    Free for children under 12 years old.

    Methods of payment accepted : Check, Chèques Vacances, Cash


    Languages spoken : French
    Languages visits : French
    Languages informatives signs : English, French, Italian

    Labels and rating

    Town of Art & History


    Place du Château 73000 Chambéry

    • Not accessible in a wheelchair
    Information update on 30/05/2022 by Grand Chambéry Alpes Tourisme