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Chateau de Ripaille, jardins, vignobles

83, avenue de Ripaille, 74200 Thonon-les-Bains, France
+33 4 50 26 64 44
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Well worth a visit

The house and gardens are a 20 minute walk from the centre of the town but there is adequate... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
David W
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Amazing chateau

A merger of mediaeval and recent renovation of an stunning chateau with an interesting... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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83, avenue de Ripaille, 74200 Thonon-les-Bains, France
+33 4 50 26 64 44
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The house and gardens are a 20 minute walk from the centre of the town but there is adequate parking there. Entrance fee was 11 Euros plus one for the audio guide. The cafe at the end of the tour was very friendly and reasonably...More

Thank David W
VeraRipaille, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau de Ripaille, jardins, vignobles, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Dear David, A warm thanks for your feedback. I'm so pleased to hear that you've found a friendly place in our Cafe. Best regards, Laura Marilly-Tomasik Executive assistant - Visits manager

Reviewed 12 August 2017

A merger of mediaeval and recent renovation of an stunning chateau with an interesting history. The wine cave is frozen in time. Do take the audio guide for an extra €2 as would make it much more interesting visit. They also sell their own wine...More

Thank 309helena
Reviewed 5 April 2017

One of the groups I belong to organized a visit to the Chateau. It was certainly worth it. We had an excellent guide who showed us around the grounds, the chateau as well as certain things which are not necessarily open to the public. The...More

Thank Gerald U
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.

Thank Ludo-Owen
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...More

1  Thank SteppingOutWithMaggie
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...More

1  Thank Nick S
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...More

Thank Kris S
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....More

Thank H S
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)

Thank VM1907
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.

1  Thank Liviu L
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