Chateau des Ducs de Savoie


Built in the eleventh century, the castle was the first residence of the house of Savoy from 1295 to 1563. Burned and amended several times, the building is now composed of architectural elements from the fourteenth to the nineteenth. From 1563 to 1860, the castle played an administrative role in housing the treasures of the Charters and the Chamber of Accounts. The castle was refurbished and restored from 1800.

Napoleon I commissioned the transformation of the royal wing in an imperial apartment. In 1820, King Charles Felix renovate the Sainte-Chapelle. The King Charles Albert had it decorated with paintings in trompe l'oeil. (1836). The castle has a holy chapel chime consists of 70 bells, which ranks its among the largest carillon in the world. Sainte-Chapelle has also housed the Shroud during the sixteenth century.


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