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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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Château visible aux alentours d amberieu en bugey Belle balade a faire mêlant marche et histoire Pas cher et occupe une petite heure Permet d avoir une tres belle vue sur l ain et sa rivière En plus l... more »Visible Castle nearby d ambérieu St.Petersburg nice ride has do combining market and history cheap and occupies an hour allows to have a very nice view of l ain and its river and more summer it's coolerView original
Il est sympathique de se rendre d'abord au Mont Luisandre (courte marche des Granges de Luisandre) pour dominer la forteresse de là haut. Se rendre ensuite à Brèdevent, monter à pied au château et en ... more »It is nice to go first to the mount Luisandre (short walk from the barns of Luisandre) to dominate the fortress from there up. Then go to Bredevent, to walk to the Castle and the tour. It is desirable to finally do a guided tour (see periods and terms on the web site) of 1 h 30 with a member of the Association of the friends of the Castle.View original
Par temps clair, le panorama est superbe. Le château en lui-même n'a rien d'extraordinaire mais le lieu est propice à la rêverie et aux petites balades. Parfois certaines animations sont programmées (... more »A clear day, the view is superb. The castle itself is nothing extraordinary but the place is conducive to daydreaming and small rides. Sometimes some animations are programmed (chivalry, exhibitions...). "Feel free to check with the tourist office.View original
Théo BOCQUETDespite the degradement of the high parts this castle keeps its picturesque charm.View original
Vincent JoussetStaff passionate, much invested in the maintenance and communication of this castle which deserve d beings more known.View original
Yoann bonnafouxA beautiful place to go out in familyView 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. ;-)View original
Francois QUEANTTo visitView original
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