Like an approaching ship, Palais D’Isle is a bold sight entering Annecy.
Scenically located in the centre of the Thiou Canal
, the striking wedge-shaped Palais D’Isle
(literally Island Palace
) is a highlight of the lively French Alps town of Annecy
. Perched on a lake and interwoven with canals, Annecy’s castle was built in 1132 and has variously been a palace, administrative centre, court, mint and jail. Today it acts as a museum and happily welcomes visitors.