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It is called “Standing Diamond” of Haute-Savoie. Located in a large park with a view. Lake AnnecyLocated 2 hours from Lyon, the magnificent Castle of Menthon Saint Bernard is a true architectural gem.
According to legend, it even inspired the famous Walt Disney for one of his films.
The same fort as Ka sleeping Beauty ?
If nothing has ever been confirmed by Disney Studios, it is said to be the creation of its legendary castle. sleeping Beauty Manthan would be inspired by the St. Bernard when Walt Disney himself came to visit him. In 1932During the stay in Annecy.
It is true that some similarities are striking. Towers and turrets of the Haut Savoyard palace, which looks straight out of a fairy tale.
But another castle is famous all over the world for being inspired by the same animated film: that Neuschwanstein, in Germany. Thanks to this status, it has become one of the three most visited tourist destinations in the country.
23 generations have passed.
Whether the legend is true or not, Menton St. Bernard’s Castle is worth a visit for its beauty and its beauty. Unique storywhich dates back to the late 12th century.
In the beginning, there were only three tall square towers connected by walkways and sheltering a large courtyard where the villagers found shelter. The fort began to take shape in 1880.
Its 105 rooms have been occupied for almost a thousand years. From the same family With 23 consecutive generations.
The fort can be visited on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 2pm to 6pm from April to June and from 10am to 7pm daily in July and August.
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