Le chateau d'Essalois, Chambles

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The Château d'Essalois is a restored castle in the commune of Chambles in the Loire département of France, overlooking a dammed portion of the Loire River, Lake Grangent.HistorySite of ancient occupationThe castle stands on a natural strategic strong point, inhabited by mankind since time immemorial. The very important Gallic oppidum (occupied by the SégusiaviSégusiavi from 170BC to 25BC) extended for 500m behind the castle in a place known as "le palais" (the palace). The remains of the oppidum walls are buried by broom. Finds of amphoras and coins during the archaeological excavations carried out by Preynat revealed the existence of an important wine trade with Italy, before the Roman occupation.Unknown originThe oldest documents mentioning the castle are from the 14th century. The puy (hill) of Essalois is quoted in charters from 1337 onwards, variously named Podium deysaluym, Mons deysaluym and Suc du Pré.In 1378, Arthaud de Villedieu paid homage to the Count of Forez for the house and the tower of Essalois which oversaw the Loire.In 1464, the tower of Essalois belonged to Beraud de la Bâtie.So far, the vestiges of this early construction have not been identified.
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  • I love this place. It is beautiful, a very impressive castle. There is also a very beautiful wedding Hall. I really like this place. The nature and the dam not far away. For change of air, I recommend
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  • The Castle renovated many years ago is free and secure. There kids like crazy, and the view is superb on the gorges of the Loire.
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  • We passed by accident. From the main road, follow the signs and you will come to a large parking lot. 800 metres to feet of dirt road through the Woods where others come for a walk, jog or bike. The entrance to the Castle and the tower is free. There are several rooms to discover the joy of my 8 years ... an adventure. You climb up to the tower where we can enjoy a spectacular view of the surrounding Plains and the Loire. Advice to anyone who passes through the area a visit.
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  • simple to access ballad. Very nice view even in winter. Visit of the Castle. Very nice place.
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  • C is a nice small castle which you can visit very quickly however. The walk to get there is nice. This deserves a little more d facilities but j went in winter so the close restaurant seemed closed. There is still an exceptional view it must be said.
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  • Very nice place to visit, joined to the historical monument. The view when you're at the top of one of the towers, is simply splendid. It's really a beautiful panorama of the gorges of the Loire. In addition, there are full of beautiful ballads in the surroundings. If you are in the area, feel free to do the detour.
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  • No one! I highly recommend. Nothing to do in this ruin of Castle closed to the public and 10 min walk. 3 hour drive for nothing.
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