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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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  • A place that makes you dream, perfect for a family walk as soon as there is a ray of sunshine (caution to the wind, however). Very secure, we have let the children. It's too bad that the Interior of the castle is not open in winter.
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  • Damage to find door closed in January. However, the site is really very friendly. The renovation is very well done. The purpose of ballad is perfect for locals. Attention, access to the site requires to have good legs. The view from the top of the walls is very beautiful.
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  • Hello I liked this place and visit to the castle of Saint quentin in Isère fancy I did of MTB in plain dirt road from bou and I loved it
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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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