Situated in the Lake Geneva basin, in Chablais, between Thonon and Annemasse, the castle extends over a private domain of 15 hectares on the mountainside. Listed as a Historic Monument, it has been magnificently restored and has recovered all its medieval cachet.

Historic site and monument Castle of Saint Michel d'Avully Brenthonne


Brenthonne (74890)
Animals allowed
Guided individual tours on request
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Average duration of an individual visit : 02h10

Listed in the supplementary inventory of Historic Monuments (ISMH).

Built on an ancient Gallo-Roman site from the 12th century by the family of Avully, the castle was fortified in the 14th century by order of the count of Savoy.

Private property classified as a Historic Monument, discover in a park of 14 hectares a beautifully restored castle having regained its medieval character (water ditches, drawbridge, keep, murals)

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    Reduced price: 7 €
    Adult: 10 €
    Child: 5 €
    Student: 6 €
    Job seeker: 6 €
    Large family: 25 €
    Disabled: 6 €
    Group adults: 7 €
    Group children: 5 €.

    Free entry for children < 5 years, the drivers, teachers.

    Methods of payment accepted : Cash, Check


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : English, Spanish, French, Dutch
    Languages of documentation : French
    Languages visits : English, Spanish, French, Dutch
    Languages informatives signs : French


    From 01/01 to 30/06, every Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.

    From 01/07 to 31/08, daily between 1.30 pm and 6 pm.

    From 01/09 to 31/12, every Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.

    Labels and rating

    Registered at the monuments and historic sites
    12th C
    16th C

    • Pets welcome
    • Educational visits
    • Coach access
    • Room hire
    • Themed tour
    • Set down on-site for groups
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
    • Booking of general amenities
    • Play area
    • Picnic area
    • Public WC
    • Exhibition space
    • Car park
    • Meeting room
    • Coach parking
    • Private parking
    • Children's entertainment
    • Entertainment evenings
    • Activity
    • Concert


    465 Chemin d'Avully 74890 Brenthonne

    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site

    More informations

    Information update on 01/05/2022 by Office de Tourisme intercommunal Destination Léman