Once upon a time… — 2 images

On our way to Lake Annecy last week we passed near this beautiful castle, the fairy tale-like Chateau de Menthon-Saint-Bernard. I don’t have time to write at length about its history, so I’ll just post these couple of images.

Chateau de Menthon-St. Bernard from NE

You can see another image of it, taken in the winter,  in an earlier post.

Chateau de Menthon-St. Bernard from northBuilt in the 12th century, the castle has stayed in the Menthon family to the present day. It is claimed that Walt Disney based his Sleeping Beauty castle on the design of this chateau.

 

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