Castello di Ussel, Chatillon

3.9
#3 of 6 in Things to do in Chatillon
Castello di Ussel is located in Chatillon. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Castello di Ussel by using our Chatillon trip itinerary planning tool .
Create an itinerary including Castello di Ussel
map
Castello di Ussel Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
65 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • I visited several castles all very beautiful and well taken care of in more help from an added value to the tour
    View original
  • In mid-August, eve day camper nice but windy. Convenient parking just below the Castle, short walk to get there, beautiful, too bad it was closed but also looking at only l, exterior one is struck: beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Fully restored, very touching seeing it lit up at night is worth 1 visit
    View original
  • Castle well maintained; very impressive especially for the location which dominates much of the Valley! Sin is not explored inside.
    View original
Google
  • Fantastic!!!! Super!
  • home
  • Ussel Castle is one of the castles medievalidella Aosta Valley. Sits atop a Rocky Ridge that dominates the village of Châtillon, in such a position as to ensure monitoring of the entrance of the Valtournenche and the Valley of the Dora Baltea. DescrizioneModifica The Castle rises above a cliff of serpentinite, separated from the rest of the mountain from fault "Aosta-Ranzola" (East-West trend) worked over the centuries by the Pleistocene glacier. The relief is characterized by magnetite lenses that were exploited in the past through the cultivation of the mineral in Gallery: still around the Castle are visible some entrances to the mines. [1]
    View original
  • The castle was built from scratch by Ebalo II of Challant in 1343, when hereditary complicated questions involving the Challant family on the death of Ebalo Magno. Upon his death in 1323 in fact Ebalo Magno appointed heirs his four sons Peter, James, Bonifacio and John and two children of his eldest son Geoffrey, who died earlier, with the obligation that the grandchildren Ebalo II and Aa was left half of the whole estate. You came to an agreement only in 1337, when the sons of Ebalo Magno recognized his nephew Aimone the fief of Fénis and Ebalo the fiefs of Saint-Marcel and Ussel. Ebalo recognized the right to build in Ussel Castle, but not before they were after six years of the agreement, i.e. starting from 1343. In the following centuries the Castle suffered the same fate as many other castles of the Valley: in 1470 on the death of Francesco di Challant, last Lord of Ussel, the castle was used as a prison and barracks, and later abandoned. In 1846 with the extinction by the Challant family the Castle and other possessions of the area passed to the family Passerin Entrèves, who donated to the region in 1983. The restoration began five years later and ended in 1999, with funding from the Baron Bich, industrialist originally from Châtillon famous throughout the world for its famous Bic ballpoint pens. At the behest of the Baron himself today, the Museum is an exhibition center of culture and art of the Aosta Valley and is home to some remarkable temporary exhibitions during the summer, only months when the castle is open to visitors.
    View original
  • Externally very nice. Easy parking nearby. Terrible not to come in for a visit!
    View original
Places to stay near Castello di Ussel

Plan your trip to Chatillon

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Castello di Ussel by other users

22 days in Italian Alps BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA April, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Brusson BY A USER FROM INDONESIA November, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in Valle d'Aosta BY A USER FROM ITALY November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Valle d'Aosta BY A USER FROM MALTA November, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Valle d'Aosta BY A USER FROM CYPRUS June, kids, culture, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) & Macugnaga BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Italy BY A USER FROM ICELAND July, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Italian Alps BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Turin BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Turin BY A USER FROM DENMARK July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Valle d'Aosta BY A USER FROM MALTA August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans