22 Apr. 2021
Annecy - Presqu'île d'Albigny
Annecy - Presqu'île d'Albigny
Sevrier - Nautic base
Sevrier - Nautic base
Talloires-Montmin - The Talloires bay
Talloires-Montmin - The Talloires bay
Doussard - Beach / Harbour
Doussard - Beach / Harbour
Le Semnoz - Annecy side
Le Semnoz - Annecy side

Château de Thorens


950 years of history ooze from the keeps, the guardrooms, the kitchen and the richly furnished rooms which are decorated with artworks. This castle holds many memories, as it was the residence of St Francis of Sales and a favourite getaway for the Prime Minister of Piedmont-Sardinia, Camille de Cavour.

Built on the site of an ancient fort dating from 1060, the castle has been inhabited since 1602 by the De Sales family. St Francis of Sales lived here, and Camille de Cavour, who united Italy, stayed in the castle regularly. Various items of artwork belonging to these two illustrious characters and their families can still be seen here.

The tour covers 950 years of history, through the keeps and guardhouses, the kitchen with its massive fireplaces (1632), and the richly furnished rooms decorated with works of art. In this castle you can almost feel the presence of the marquis of Sales who were important figures of the Court of Savoie in Turin.

Opening period

From 16/05 to 30/06/2020, every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2020, daily between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/09 to 13/09/2020, every Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.

Guided tour at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.


326 chemin du Château


74570 Fillière

Latitude : 45.994606

Longitude : 6.255813

Services & facilities
  • Car park
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Private parking
Practical informations

In the country


Lakeside or by stretch of water

Mountain view

River 5 km away


Adult: 8 €
Child: 4 €
Student: 6 € (-26 years).

Accepted means of payment :

Bank/credit card



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