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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  • October 4, 2017
    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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  • September 21, 2017
    Beautiful castle of Miolans with a view of the combe de Savoie extraordinary, you can even see the white mountain weather. On-site there is a pretty garden to visit and some parts of the Castle...
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  • September 6, 2017
    This castle has views of the surrounding area. Its garden of aromatic plant is remarkable. Visit media could be cheered. Many animations are proposed summer which allows to enhance widely (otherwise the visit would be a bit expensive). We especially enjoyed the weapons master and his explanations on the medieval fighting (it is believed).
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  • August 19, 2017
    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!
  • June 23, 2016
    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.
  • August 20, 2017
    Good home, visit loaded with emotions (oubliette, prison) very nice site and nice garden medieval.
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  • December 29, 2016
    A magnificent Castle to visit the summer to participate in the events. I danced dances of the middle age, j ' participated in a workshop of calligraphy and I played the role of the bride at a wedding of middle age. We spent a happy afternoon!
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  • April 18, 2017
    Magnificent Castle being restored with a beautiful herb garden and a wonderful view over the Valley.
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