Chateau de Miolans, Saint-Pierre d Albigny

(4.5/5 based on 55 reviews on the web)
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. Take a look at our Saint-Pierre d Albigny trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Chateau de Miolans and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The castle of Miolans to visit absolutely I can me not enough! Ideal for families! Attention however to strollers. Views from the large Tower. Visits to the dungeons with their stories and forgotten. Many activities at events at Halloween with preparation for children of magic potions! Very good rates
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  • The Castle seen from a distance, from the national or the motorway, coming from Montmélian, direction Albertville. It is interesting to visit, with its garden of medicinal plants, and offers a beautiful panorama on the Combe de Savoie, and mountain ranges.
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  • If you don't know what to do during holidays or week end, the Fortress of Miolans is the best place, you have to visit. Her history is more millennial, the site was already occupied by the Romans then...  more »
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  • 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.
  • A voir. Superbe panorama.
  • Haloween in the Castle it was top! A medieval troupe made us discover the Castle via a hunt treasure. .. top!
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  • A place full of history and impressive at the heart of the Combe de Savoie.
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  • Visit free, punctuated of small signs that allow to trace the history of the different parts. Beautiful aromatic garden and nice view. Two flats, the price a little high and many work on the building.
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