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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  • Great place in history to visit free of charge. A stunning view of the surrounding area is visible from the tower. There is parking at the bottom. You can contribute to the restoration of the Castle by buying if you want a book of history directly to the Castle. Provide good shoes
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  • Visited with animation around the castle on the theme of the vikings... very well-restored Castle, beautiful view to its very friendly sommet.animations by volunteers that day (free admission).
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  • 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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  • 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.
  • Nice to return during the heritage days. If the castle is closed.
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  • Very pretty
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  • This place is magic it is super nice
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