• Historic site and monument

Château de Menthon-Saint-Bernard

Savoie Mont Blanc's choice

Inhabited by the same family since the 11th century and built between the 11th and 19th centuries, it still contains its rich variety of furniture and period decoration. Nestled on a rocky outcrop, it offers a sublime view of the lake and the landscape.

Historic site and monument Château de Menthon-Saint-Bernard Menthon-Saint-Bernard


Menthon-Saint-Bernard (74290)
Animals not allowed
Guided inividual tours obligatory
Average duration of an individual visit : 01h00

In the 12th century, the castle had only three high square towers linked by sentry walks and a large courtyard where the villagers found refuge in times of trouble.

During the Renaissance, the austere castle was transformed into a place of residence. Then, at the end of the 18th century, a facade was built, opening up a view of the lake.

Then, at the end of the 19th century, under the impetus of the great-grandfather of the current owners, René de Menthon, the castle began its great metamorphosis towards that romantic subtlety which makes up its charm and even its mystery...

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    In the heart of nature, between the lake and the mountains, the château is part of a natural estate that it aims to preserve. Since 2018, a permaculture vegetable garden has been developed and the biodynamic vines have been replanted on the flanc de colline.

    In addition, a cycle of conferences on these themes is being organised.


    Adult: 11 €
    Child: 6 €.
    Free entry for children < 5 years.
    Garden and viewpoint : 3 €.

    Methods of payment accepted : Bank/credit card, Travellers Cheque, Cash


    Open to children
    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : English, French
    Languages of documentation : English, French
    Languages visits : English, French


    From 01/04 to 30/06, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays between 2 pm and 6 pm.

    From 01/07 to 31/08, daily between 10 am and 7 pm.
    Night visits on Wednesdays and Thursdays until 18/08.
    Dramatised visits every weekend and public holidays.

    From 01/09 to mid-november every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays between 2 pm and 6 pm.

    In December, enjoy Santa's Castle.

    Labels and rating

    Registered at the monuments and historic sites
    19th C
    11th C
    12th C
    13th C
    18th C
    20th C

    • Coach access
    • Room hire
    • Themed tour
    • Shop
    • Set down on-site for groups
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
    • Play area
    • Toilets
    • Car park
    • Orientation board
    • Sustainable development
    • Restaurant
    • Meeting room
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
    • Waste management
    • Rain water collectors



    Route du Château 74290 Menthon-Saint-Bernard

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    Information update on 17/03/2023 by Office de Tourisme du Lac d'Annecy