chateau de menthon
french castle of savoy

Castle at the lake of Annecy. Its history dates back to the 10th century and since then still belongs to the same family – one of the most ancient families of France.

 

The current generation has opened the castle to an even larger public and every year expands its cultural offer. In addition to guided tours, the Menthon family organises medieval pageants, theatre performances, lectures and more. They also offer a ballroom for rent for festivities such as wedding.

Since 2018, the castle has a permaculture vegetable garden, which is still growing,  beehives and is strongly committed to sustainability. In addition, the castle is replanting its former vineyards (1730-1930) for bio-dynamic viticulture and offers annual conference cycles on all these themes.

 

I am realizing the supports for the different events – from the logo, over the website design, flyers, posters, books up to different products for the castle shop.


logo and blazon



Logo design for the castle with its variations and vector drawing of the castle's blazon. The logo is a reduced version of the castle itself, revealing the characteristic features of the numerous towers.

Besides the main logo, set in blue – as the main colour of the castle–, there are also the red logo of the association "Amis du château" (friends of the castle – an association to support projects of conservation, restoration and protection of the castle), and the green logo for the vegetable garden "le potager du château".

 

The blazon is a simplified digital realisation of the original one, gaining more contrast – mainly used for articles of the castle boutique.


book – René de Menthon


A book about René de Menthon (1833-1917), artist, poet, visionary and one of the key figures in the history of Menthon Castle.
 
René was the one who gave the castle its romantic look, thanks to the extensive construction works, which he began in 1882. He added for example turrets and bell towers, neo-Gothic gargoyles, half-timbered architecture or a new chapel.
René also brought modern progress into the castle, with running water and a central heating system – a luxury for the time.
With this book, his two great-grandchildren, Maurice and Pierre-Henri de Menthon, pay homage to their great-grandfather on the occasion of the centenary of his passing.

 

40 pages, 210 x 297 mm


leaflet


Leaflet of six pages, containing the main information about the castle, in French and in English: shortcut of the castle's history and family, events and contact information.

 

6 pages, 441 x 210 mm open format, 148 x 210 mm closed format


website


Design and realisation of the website www.chateau-de-menthon.com. The website contains eight pages: home, the castle, practical information, receptions/events, center for nature, press, contact and legal information.

 

The administration of the website is currently in the hands of the castle.