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Château de Chambéry

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Rhone-Alps, France.

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This castle was only really a fortress when the House of Savoy moved in and made Chambéry their capital in the 13th Century, but they quickly expanded it into a residence worthy of the rulers of the land.

The Duchess of Savoy did some renovations in the mid 17th Century, more were done in 1786, and Napoleon added a southern wing after the region was annexed to France.


Written by  Sarah Knighton.

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