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  • 1 Old Town Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 73000 Chambéry

    It is impossible to take a walk in the old town of Chambéry without going past the 15C-16C Cathédrale métropolitaine St-François-de-Sales and rue Croix-d'Or, two steps away. Lined with old mansions, this was the most aristocratic part of the town. Th..

  • 2 Savoie Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Sq. de Lannoy-de-Bissy F - 73000 Chambéry

    This museum is set up in an old Franciscan convent. It houses an attractive prehistoric and Gallo-Roman collection, there are galleries dedicated to religious art (medieval above all) to Savoyard coins, early Savoyard paintings and some mural paintin..

  • 3 Chateau Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. du Château F - 73000 Chambéry

    The former Chambéry noblemen's house, then that of the Counts and Dukes of Savoie, the Chateau, rebuilt in 18 C, after two fires, houses the Prefecture. In the Treasury tower there is an there is a display showing the development of the town and the ..

  • 4 Metropolitan Cathedral of St-François-de-Sales Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Place Métropole F - 73000 Chambéry

    This is the old Church of the monastery founded in the 13C by the Franciscans. The facade of the current building, which is very large, (15C and 16C) is quite seductive with the fantasy in its flamboyant decor. The interior is surprising in its size ..

  • 5 Place St-Léger Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. St-Léger F - 73000 Chambéry

    Pedestrianised, paved with rose porphyry, with the addition of fountains and lamps it is a veritable invitation to detente, why not spend some time in one of the numerous terrace cafés?

  • 6 Rue Basse- du-chateau Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. Basse-du-Château F - 73000 Chambéry

    A small alley gallery the ogives of old engravers and even of the TRABOULES, vaulted passageways allow communication between the streets. As original as it is lively, this street, dotted with old boutiques leads to the Place du Chateau.

  • 7 Fine Arts Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    pl. du Palais-de-Justice F - 73000 Chambéry

    Amongst the Italian works which are the strength of this museum, you will find some of the early works of the artists of Siena (Bartolo di Fedi) some Renaissance paintings (the famous Portrait of a young man attributed to Paolo Uccello) and numerous ..

  • 8 Church of St-Pierre-de-Lemenc

    Religious buildings

    bd de Lémenc F - 73000 Chambéry

    On the site of an old Roman «fort», this sanctuary was one of the most vibrant focal points of Christianisation in Savoie during the late Middle Ages. Look above all for the crypt where a little rotunda of the Carolingian baptistry with its rough cap..

  • 9 Maison de la Culture Espace André Malraux

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    67 Place François-Mitterrand F - 73000 Chambéry

    Conceived in 1987 by Mario Botta, this cultural area puts on all sorts of spectacles ; children's theatre, music concerts both classical and modern, contemporary and avant-garde theatrical pieces. The main hall has a capacity of 1000 seats.

  • 10 Rue de la Croix-d'Or

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. de la Croix-d'Or F - 73000 Chambéry

    This street flanked by old houses was formerly the most aristocratic street in Chambery. In the courtyard of the Châteauneuf hotel (no. 18), built in the 17 C by a Master of ironwork, you will admire the remarkable grills. Napoléon, then Pius VII sta..

  • 11 Place du Château

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. du Château F - 73000 Chambéry

    Dominated by the chateau, it is surrounded by the attractive Montfalcon Hotel, a true palace in the Italian style, and the Favre de Marnix hotel (17 C). In the middle is a sculpture of the brothers Joseph and Xavier de Maistre. The first was a philos..

  • 12 Rue Juiverie

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. Juiverie F - 73000 Chambéry

    The bankers and the moneychangers used to stay in the street where at no. 60 the Chabot de Saint-Maurice house has an attractive courtyard.

  • 13 Rue de Boigne

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. de Boigne F - 73000 Chambéry

    Flanked by « porticos » in the transalpine style, this thoroughfare designed by the General de Boigne is one of the most characteristic of Chambéry with its order and its liveliness. It leads to the Fountain of the Elephants.

  • 14 Carré Curial

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place François-Mitterrand F - 73000 Chambéry

    This old barracks, built in 1802 on the model of Les Invalides, has preserved its original structure around its square courtyard. It has been refitted by the municipal architectural studio in order to house businesses and offices.

  • 15 Jean-Jacques Rousseau Mediatheque

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place François-Mitterrand F - 73000 Chambéry

    Also called the « Bateau-Livre », this work by the architect Aurelio Galfetti (1993) has a vast sweep topped with a panoramic window.

  • 16 Charles-Dullin Theatre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place du Théâtre F - 73000 Chambéry

    Even if the building that you see is a reconstruction (within it however there is one of the most attractive Italianate theatres in Europe) the decorative fire curtain is the original, painted by Louis Vacca in 1824. It depicts the Descent of Orpheus..

  • 17 St Dominic's portal

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Maché F - 73000 Chambéry

    This attractive flamboyantly decorated arcade used to mark the entrance to the Dominican convent. This disappeared (in 1892) the portal was re-erected at the foot of the Demi-Ronde Tower of the Chateau.

  • 18 The Riding School Congress Centre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    331 Rue de la République F - 73000 Chambéry

    The old Riding School of the Sardinian Cavalry, arranged with a transparent peristyle, has become a Congress Centre

  • 19 Curial quarter

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place François-Mitterrand F - 73000 Chambéry

    Mainly military and built in Napoleonic times, this quarter has been renovated with taste, and at times, imagination after the army's departure in the 1970

  • 20 Les Charmettes - Maison de Jean-Jacques-Rousseau

    Nature and gardens

    890 chemin des Charmettes F - 73000 Chambéry

    In the country house of Madame de Warens, Jean-Jacques Rousseau stayed from 1736-1742. The interior layout dating from the end of the 18 C allows you to following the footsteps of Jean-Jacques; dining room decorated with trompe l'oeils, music room, o..

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