Annecy Palais D'Isle

Like an approaching ship, Palais D’Isle is a bold sight entering Annecy.

Annecy Palais D'Isle DetailScenically 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.

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