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. 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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  • 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 »
  • Detoured on our cycling trip up the steep climb (2 kms at 10%) but it was worth it. Impeccable views of the valley, and interesting historical perspective. If you like castles and dungeons, then you w...  more »
  • Totally fascinating castle in a stunning but fairly unknown part of Savoie. The garden is magical and down in the dungeon where the Marquis De Sade was imprisoned there is still graffiti carved onto t...  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 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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  • Magnificent Castle being restored with a beautiful herb garden and a wonderful view over the Valley.
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  • Haloween in the Castle it was top! A medieval troupe made us discover the Castle via a hunt treasure. .. top!
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  • She beautiful remains this medieval fortress and, increasingly, its geographical location is worth a visit.
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