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Castles of Allinges


Historical residence of St. Francis de Sales, the castles of Allinges are one of the emblematic sites of Chablais. The site offers an exceptional panorama on Lake Geneva, the Jura and the Prealps.

The Château-Neuf Chapel houses Savoy’s oldest fresco (11th century).
Located in the Chablais Geopark. The Hill of Allinges is one of 23 sites chosen to create the Chablais geological route, which will be inaugurated at Châteaux of Allinges on 14 September during the Heritage Days event. Throughout the summer, the site will be the venue for a rich cultural programme.

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From 01/01 to 12/31, daily.

  • In the country
  • Village 2 km away
  • Close to GR footpath

Free access.

Equipment & comfort

  • Picnic area
  • Public WC
  • Car park
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Concert
  • Temporary exhibition
  • Entertainment evenings
  • Guided individual tours
  • Unguided group tours
  • Guided group tours
  • Coach access
  • Guided tours
  • Unguided individual tours

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