• Historic site and monument

Keep of the Faverges Lords

This monumental heritage dates from the 13th century and is located between the Savoie County and Geneva County. The team of the Viuz-Faverges archaeological museum invites you to enjoy the panoramic view from the top of the tower.

Historic site and monument Keep of the Faverges Lords Faverges-Seythenex


Faverges-Seythenex (74210)
Animals not allowed
Unguided individual tours on request
Guided individual tours on request
Average duration of an individual visit : 01h00

The imposing Keep was a 360° control station towering over the surrounding valleys.
Purchased by the town of Faverges in 1980, part of its buildings was used as an accomodation centre. The Keep - registered on the Historical Monuments' additional list in 1991 - was restored and provided with a circular hoard inaugurated in 2008.

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    The Castle is located on the route of a Treasure Hunt starting from Faverges town centre. This Treasure Hunt is called "The Lords' Treasures" (n°5). Pass 3 sites 3 histoires: tickets for 2 museums + Castle Tower 7 €/adult and 4,50 €/child (5 to 14 years old).


    From 08/01 to 16/06/2024.

    From 17/06 to 31/08/2024
    Adult: 2 €
    Child : 1.50 €.

    From 02/09/2024 to 15/06/2025
    Adult: 2 €
    Child : 1.50 €.

    Free entry for children < 5 years.
    Child entry valid for 5 - 14 years.
    Group rate available for > 10 people.

    Pass 3 sites 3 histoires with tickets for 2 museums + Castle Tower: 8 €/adult and 5,50 €/child (5 to 14 years old). Reduced price on Tower tickets for job seekers, students. Free entry for handicapped person's companion.

    Methods of payment accepted : Check, Cash, Travellers Cheque, Credit transfer


    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : German, English, French, Italian
    Languages of documentation : German, English, French, Italian, Dutch
    Languages visits : English, French, Italian

    From the Tisserands carpark, you can get to the castle by foot following the signs.


    From 08/01 to 16/06, daily.
    Closed exceptionally on Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, May 1st and May 8th.

    From 17/06 to 31/08
    Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm. On Saturday between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm.
    Closed on Sunday.

    From 02/09 to 19/12.
    Closed on Sunday.
    Closed exceptionally on November 1st and November 11th.
    By appointment only. 6 persons min - 48h ahead.

    Closed from 20 December 2024 to 5 January 2025.

    Labels and rating

    Registered at the monuments and historic sites
    13th C

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    293 chemin de la Vie plaine Château de Faverges Faverges 74210 Faverges-Seythenex

    Castle of Faverges
    Annecy-Albertville Bus line LIHSA 51 - Bus stop "La Soierie"

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    Information update on 19/03/2024 by Office de Tourisme des Sources du Lac d'Annecy