Chateau de Miolans, Saint-Pierre d Albigny

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Chateau de Miolans, once known as the "Bastille of the Alps," operated as a prison for 160 years. After the revolution, all prisoners were freed, and the castle was left to crumble, but in the 19th century the prefect of Savoy began to restore it. Today you can retrace the steps of the fortress' long-suffering prisoners while reveling in its position at the confluence of the Isere and Arc rivers. At the entrance, you ask for an English-language leaflet explaining the site's history. Using our world travel planner, Saint-Pierre d Albigny attractions like Chateau de Miolans can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This place is magic to share its State, its location and the view it offers of the entire Valley in Savoie. A visit without a guide but a leaflet distributed at the entrance allows to navigate and brings the history related to this castle. The very well-kept garden brings more to the visit. Tip: Prefer the baby back to the stroller for this visit.
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  • This is our 3rd visit every time I'm amazed. Access is charming. You will be provided with the entry a well detailed explanatory book. The sight of the Dungeon is exceptional. The departure and arrival in the underground walkway is original. Look at the website sometimes animations are planned
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  • Visit during the days of heritage and not at all disappointed! Large as small, we feasted to discover this place! Beautifully well kept and maintained, bravo for this preservation :) Admission is charged and for once I think it's totally deserved, a small contribution for the safeguard of historical place. We would have liked to see more but some parts in the works so I understand... We will therefore monitor and come back as soon as possible :)
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  • Really cool medieval castle you can explore. Walk through tunnels and climb stone spiral staircases. It was last used as a prison so there's a few dungeons to explore. The top of the castle is a really cool combination of towers and a garden. The garden has a "sorcerer's section" with poisonous plants!
  • My family was visiting St. Pierre d'Albigny because my great-grandfather had emigrated from there to the US 125 years ago. As part of that trip, we stumbled upon the Chateau de Miolans.I was very impressed by the history and beauty of the site. Of a month long trip to Europe, it still stands as one of the highlights of our trip.
  • Beautiful fortified castle, a garden in high class with a large number of aromatic plants. I liked the theme days offered regularly throughout the year.
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  • Very sympa.pour Easter! Hunt for eggs, creation of coat, wool-making workshops
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  • Beautiful place with a beautiful view of the Valley. The visit is done independently (without guide) and with a booklet to discover the places. Beautiful garden within the Castle. Ideal visit with the children, that takes front pleasure to discover every corner of the Castle. A part of the castle is inhabited and is not open to the public.
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