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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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  • I wanted to visit the castle on a Sunday at 4 pm but closed Castle the Castle 15: 00 hours 6.30 pm every Sunday of the year is saying!
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  • This fortress had existed since 13 century and since 17-it threw and it gradually fell into disrepair. Its last owner launched a project to rebuild the fortress in the 1970s, and all you can see now has been restored to a fully voluntary, local youth, as well as at the expense of the owner. Dying, he transferred into the ownership of the castle town. The place is very pleasant to stroll in the Castle and adjacent territory. From here you can enjoy beautiful views, interesting to children, and still it is very well seen from the plane!
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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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  • 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 site is beautiful but I put a star because he was supposed be open and it was not
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  • Always as picturesque. Beautiful free tour of the Dungeon on Sunday afternoons.
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  • Magnificent performance of all suit short shoes kitchen tool was for diving in the 15th century
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  • Pity that he either knew little open
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