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Chateau de Ripaille, jardins, vignobles

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Address: 83, avenue de Ripaille, 74200 Thonon-les-Bains, France
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Really interesting visit

This was our first castle visit in the region so, of course, the historical fact were really interesting. The castle is amazingly in good shape for the age.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2016
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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This was our first castle visit in the region so, of course, the historical fact were really interesting. The castle is amazingly in good shape for the age.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This Chateau looks very impressive from the road & as you enter the courtyard. A very interesting tale about a poor unfortunate monk & his death makes me feel that this tour holds a lot of promise. Sadly it didn't excite me any further. There was nothing 'wow' about the chateau bar the views from the Windows. However it was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

They do a great job of showcasing this castle rebuilt by a textile magnate. Do not miss the short movie, it is probably the best part of the visit - that and the views over the lake and the mountains all around. Don't miss the visit of the extensive grounds of the castle. That visit is free, and there are... More 

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Brussels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Historical castle of the Dukes of Savoie. The interior of the castle and the gardens can be visited individually. The visit can be complemented with a walk through the vineyards as well as the forest. A restaurant in the castle is offering one menu and if weather permits you can sit on the terrace with nice views on the mountains.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

During our annual ski holiday nearby we decided to have a break. The castel was selected and we tried to arrange access by phone. Not so easy but stay tuned it is well worth the effort. A guide is recommended indeed as others already found. I appreciated the old kitchens with big fire places, huge steel ovens, hot water installations... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

absoluetly stunning place and views are spectacular. great wee walk around with the history of the place on placs (in 4 different languages including English)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

very nice to walk around the castle.to see the gardens. in site not so much to see very expensive.only the peoples who likes to see old castles.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Many have not heard of the old Kingdom of Savoy, which was based in Turin and covered modern Savoie and the North of Italy. One King was a monk, and based his capital at this monastery which became a fantastic chateau. Their white wine is possibly the best of the Savoie wines, but pricey. Something for everyone here, and history... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

I enjoyed visiting the Chateau and sampling some of their wines. I was glad to see where my favourite wine for a fondue or Raclette was originating from. It was great to hear how many bottles the SAQ buys every year. The Chateau is very well kept and the grounds are superb.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

Even in February it was very interesting to explore this artificial place! Both internal part and external were worth exploring

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