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Chateau des Allymes, Amberieu-en-Bugey

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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.
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  • Very nice to go walk around and observe the plain of the Ain. Quiet and relaxing place. Possibility to visit in paying, or just watch for free.
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  • Great entertainment for this day and small soup of pumpkin really to see the troupe that makes the bravo show
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  • Since the time that we wanted to visit it without regret... no! a castle that is simple but very interesting with exteriors so that the child is big... If you know what I mean!
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  • Despite the degradement of the high parts this castle keeps its picturesque charm.
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  • Staff passionate, much invested in the maintenance and communication of this castle which deserve d beings more known.
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  • A beautiful place to go out in family
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  • Guided tour and event 2015-07-11 21 h, very good informative evening with a tip of humor. Thanks to the entire team. ;-)
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