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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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  • As I live close to the Castle I go regularly alone or with family, good place to rest and contemplate the beautiful view on the monts Lyonnais away and the nearest Lyon East. The approach of the aircraft to the airport of Lyon is always impressive to see.
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  • As part of our year-end output, we had opted for a guided tour of the Castle and a workshop "Coinage". We have been enchanted: frame Super, very nice home, strong teachers guides! In short, we retain this project outputs futures for!
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  • Great for a sunny afternoon! Greenery, views and tranquillity. The castle is open to the visit only on Sunday.
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  • 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.
  • The castle is being renovated. Looks nice but unfortunately it is not always open to the public. Nearby there is a comfortable parking for your car and there is a short walk to the entrance.
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  • A nice Castle to visit at the top of its Hill (present Parking at its foot). Etang de Fallavier is 10-15 minutes on foot. Some Sundays, the Dungeon is open to the public and allows you to enjoy views of General and panoramic surroundings.
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  • Very beautiful castle of outdoor rowing 2 hours tour
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  • Very nice Castle to visit!
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