Château de Menthon-Saint-BernardMenthon-Saint-Bernard
From 01/04 to 30/06, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays between 2 pm and 6 pm.
From 01/07 to 31/08, daily between 10 am and 7 pm.
Night visits on Wednesdays and Thursdays until 18/08.
Dramatised visits every weekend and public holidays.
From 01/09 to mid-november every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays between 2 pm and 6 pm.
In December, enjoy Santa's Castle.
Inhabited by the same family since the 11th century and built between the 11th and 19th centuries, it still contains its rich variety of furniture and period decoration. Nestled on a rocky outcrop, it offers a sublime view of the lake and the landscape.
In the 12th century, the castle had only three high square towers linked by sentry walks and a large courtyard where the villagers found refuge in times of trouble.
During the Renaissance, the austere castle was transformed into a place of residence. Then, at the end of the 18th century, a facade was built, opening up a view of the lake.
Then, at the end of the 19th century, under the impetus of the great-grandfather of the current owners, René de Menthon, the castle began its great metamorphosis towards that romantic subtlety which makes up its charm and even its mystery...
Gestures for the environment
In the heart of nature, between the lake and the mountains, the château is part of a natural estate that it aims to preserve. Since 2018, a permaculture vegetable garden has been developed and the biodynamic vines have been replanted on the ﬂanc de colline.
In addition, a cycle of conferences on these themes is being organised.
- Play area
- Orientation board
- Meeting room
- Coach parking
- Waste management
- Rain water collectors
- Coach access
- Room hire
- Themed tour
- Set down on-site for groups
- Tourist brochures
- Tourist information
- Guided tours
Adult: 11 €
Child: 6 €.
Free entry for children < 5 years.
Garden and viewpoint : 3 €.
- Bank/credit card
- Travellers Cheque
1.5 discount on adult admission (i.e. €9.5 instead of €11)
1 discount on children's admission (5 to 14 years) (i.e. €5 instead of €6)
Open from June 1 to November 15 (excluding events).
Tourism and Disability
- Mental disability
- In the country
- Lake view
- Mountain view