Chateau de Fallavier, Saint-Quentin-Fallavier

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The Château de Fallavier is a castle in the Isère département of France.HistoryThe castle dates back at least to 1250. It was enlarged and reinforced in the 13th century by the counts of Savoy, but was gradually forsaken and lay in ruins by the 17th century. Since 1970, under the direction of its last owner Gabriel Mérard, a group of volunteers have worked to restore the castle. Since 1992, the castle has belonged to the commune of Saint-Quentin-Fallavier.ArchitectureThe castle is built on the hill of Relong (altitude: 344 m) and dominates the scenery. A ditch (no longer present) and the outer enclosing wall (relatively well-preserved) delimit an area of 15,000 square metres. A second enclosure surrounds the buildings of the castle itself, placed against the northern wall of the outer enclosure. The circular keep of 32 metres (only 25 metres survive to the present day) is placed in an angle to the east of the inner enclosure, and is isolated from the castle itself by a wall. A narrow staircase is dug in the wall of the keep in order to reach the top, from where one obtains a panoramic view of surrounding country. The ruined buildings around the castle are still impressive: of particular note are the chapel windows on the northern side.
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  • August 16, 2017
    On 15 August, we went to visit it by chance. Nice surprise, a beautiful castle, it was open to the visit and in a room of the Dungeon a brochure of its history was given to us for free. We climbed to the top of the Dungeon, the panorama is magnificent and an orientation table details the characteristics of the landscape. It is well maintained and its surroundings. Thanks to the town of Saint-Quentin fancy of us allow this interesting visit. Beforehand, be sure that the visit is permitted on the chosen day!
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  • July 22, 2017
    Beautiful very well-restored Castle in a pretty site with impressive walls, attention to climb to get there! Panoramic view from the top of the surrounding countryside. Just a quick note about the lack of garbage on the site...
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  • June 15, 2017
    Nice place with an interesting story but too bad that the inner courtyard is open only the we and public holidays. For the quiet, go your way, we're on the trajectory of landing of the aircraft by St. Ex...
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  • August 7, 2016
    Free of charge, but opened only on Sundays 15:00-18:30 this castle and its tower give you a good view on the surrounding areas.
  • September 9, 2017
    Open Sunday afternoon except in winter. Free. Very nice view and orientation table at the top of the Dungeon particularly on Mont Blanc.
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  • August 27, 2017
    A family walk, a small castle on the Summit of a hill with a great view. Often there are historical animations (Knights, vikings, or middle ages)
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  • June 12, 2017
    The site is beautiful but I put a star because he was supposed be open and it was not
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  • August 21, 2017
    Great view good weather of course, picturesque and pleasant corner
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