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Chateau des Allymes, Amberieu-en-Bugey
Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
The Château des Allymes is a thirteenth-century castle which was rebuilt in the sixteenth century and restored in the nineteenth. It is located in the hamlet of Les Allymes, in the Ambérieu-en-Bugey commune in the Ain department of France, in the Rhône-Alpes region.The castle was built by the Dauphin of Viennois to protect the people from attacks that were ravaging the country. It is approached by the hamlet of Brey-de-Vent, and is the only example of a medieval fortress in Bugey.On the 20th of July 1960 the Château des Allymes was classed a.LocationThe location of the castle gives it an exceptional view of the plain of Bresse and the Dombes. The castle overlooks the plain of Ain from a height of some 800 m, and is to the south-west of Mount Luisandre. It commands a view of the Ambérieu-en-Bugey commune, to which it has belonged since 1984.HistoryThe Château des Allymes became French by the Treaty of Lyon in 1601 when Henri IV succeeded in reuniting Bugey to the Kingdom of France. At the time it was in a strategic military position as it was near the border with Savoy, which was then an independent state.For travelers who use our world travel planner, Chateau-Gaillard holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Chateau des Allymes and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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ce chateau a son charme mais je trouve la visite un peu juste il faut vraiment lire les articles des salles sinon le tour est plié en 20 minutesThis castle has its charm but I find just a little visit you really read the articles of the rooms or the Tower bent in 20 minutesshow original
J'ai beaucoup apprécié ce site en visite normale du dimanche. J'ai hâte de faire la visite guidée. Par contre je n'ai pas apprécié le week end des Médiévales où l'on a frisé l'ennui dans un site si ri... read more »I enjoyed this site in regular Sunday visit. I'm looking forward to the tour. However I did not appreciate the weekend of the medieval where it curled boredom in a rich history site. If lucky to visit this castle which is still whole and renovated! I love :)show original
Même par temps chaud -comme aujourd'hui 25 Août 2016 -une randonnée ombragée qui allie le monument historique, un superbe point de vue depuis le Mont Luisandre puis une très agréable randonnée par Niv... read more »Even in hot weather - like today August 25, 2016 - a shady hike that combines the historic monument, a superb view from the mount Luisandre then a very nice hike by Nivollet and the Varey Abergement, to finish with a very steep back towards the Allymes 18kms, which essentially is a forest.show original
Vincent JoussetStaff passionate, much invested in the maintenance and communication of this castle which deserve d beings more known.show original
Gaëtan GuillermeGuided tour and event 2015-07-11 21 h, very good informative evening with a tip of humor. Thanks to the entire team. ;-)show original
Yoann bonnafouxA beautiful place to go out in familyshow original
Francois QUEANTTo visitshow original
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