At the beginning of its history, the Société d’Histoire Naturelle de Savoie inherited the lower part of the gardens of the royal castle of Chambéry. The Company has maintained it somehow despite the difficulties encountered. The first members set up a botany school as well as a zoological park. Ibex, chamois, lynx, fox, golden eagles were all offered to the view of the visitor. A few aviaries survived in the 1960s. Today, a few benches allow you to appreciate a shaded area in the heart of the City of the Dukes. The portion of the garden remaining for the use of the Company offers a charming setting in the shade of hundred-year-old trees, ideal for a reception or outdoor entertainment.