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Château de Thorens

  • Château de Thorens
  • Château de Thorens
  • Château de Thorens
  • Château de Thorens
  • Château de Thorens
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  • Period :
    • 11th C
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Château de Thorens
326 chemin du Château
Thorens-Glières
74570
Fillière
Phone+33 4 50 22 42 02
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  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Historic site and monument
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Historic patrimony
    • Château
  • Tour language(s) :
    • French
    • English
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
Season:
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 day(s)

From Wednesday 01 July to Monday 31 August 2020

Every day

14:00 to 18:00

From Tuesday 01 to Sunday 13 September 2020

Saturday, Sunday

14:00 to 18:00

Information
  • Individual tour services :
    • Guided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided inividual tours obligatory
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours on request
    • Guided group tours obligatory
    • Guided group tours available permanently
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
  • Visites :
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) 60
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 60
  • Documentation language(s) :
    • English
    • French
  • Help for client/transport :
    • Coach access
    • Set down on-site for groups
Services & equipment
  • Services :
    • 100 people max per group
  • Parking :
    • Car park
    • Coach parking
    • Parking
    • Private parking
  • Entertainment :
    • Temporary exhibition
  • Information panel language(s) :
    • German
    • French
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Italian
    • Dutch
Tips
  • Accessibility Criteria for Hearing Impairment :
    • Hearing disability
  • Accessibility Criteria for Mental Impairment :
    • Mental disability
  • Accessibility Criteria for Visually Impaired :
    • Visual disability

Rates

Adult: 8 €
Child: 4 €
Student: 6 € (-26 years).
  • Payment methods :
    • Cheque
    • Cash
    • Bank/credit card
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Château de Thorens
326 chemin du Château
Thorens-Glières
74570
Fillière
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.994606
Longitude : 6.255813
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  • Environnements :
    • In the country
    • Riverside
    • Lakeside or by stretch of water
    • Mountain view
    • River 5 km away