Château de Miolans

Saint-Pierre-d'Albigny,
  • Chateau de Miolans
  • Chateau de Miolans
  • Chateau de Miolans
  • Chateau de Miolans
  • Chateau de Miolans
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Perched on a rocky outcrop against the Massif des Bauges, this spectacular fortress overlooks the Combe de la Savoie. The breath-taking view from the top of the ramparts stretches from Mont Blanc to Vercours.
You are welcome to visit the simple garden.
The château once belonged to the powerful Barons de Miolans, the irrefutable lords and masters of the surrounding area.
Within its high walls was one of the most feared prisons in the Etats de Savoie. It's not hard to imagine the plaintive cries of the prisoners coming from these spooky gaols, the most famous prisoner being the Marquis de Sade, as well as the clanking of chains or the squeaking of heavy doors.
Today, the château is open the public; this venerable stone building contains a charming Medieval-inspired garden. The different terraces overlooking the garden are as much open passageways over a vast horizon of Alpine peaks. From the snow-covered ridges of Mont Blanc to the distant foothills of Vercours, passing through the Dent de l'Arclusaz or the Chaîne de la Lauzière, they provide the château with a spectacular mountainous backdrop.
From 11/09 to 21/10, every Saturday and Sunday between 1.30 PM and 6.30 PM.
Open every day for groups, by reservation only.

From 22/10 to 05/11, daily between 1.30 PM and 6.30 PM.
Open every day for groups, by reservation only.

From 06/11/2017 to 31/03/2018.
Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Groups by reservation only.
  • Types :
    • Classified or listed (CNMHS)
  • Main facilities :
    • Historic site and monument
  • Parking :
    • Parking
  • Grouping by age (EN) :
    • Teenagers
    • Couples
    • Children
    • Single people
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Historic patrimony
    • Château
  • Vineyard :
    • Vineyard
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
    • Guided group tours
    • Unguided group tours
    • Guided individual tours
    • Unguided individual tours
  • SITRA services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours on request
    • Unguided individual tours on request
  • Tour :
    • French (EN)
  • Information panels :
    • French (EN)
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours on request
    • Unguided group tours on request
  • Visites :
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 80
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) 60
  • Services :
    • 10 people min per group
  • Client profile :
    • Groupe (EN)
  • Help for client/transport :
    • Coach access
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Miolans
73250
Saint-Pierre-d'Albigny
Phone : +33 4 79 28 57 04
  • Reception :
    • French
    • German
    • English
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Miolans
73250
Saint-Pierre-d'Albigny
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.580136
Longitude : 6.18554
Adult: 8 €
Child: 5 €
Group adults: 7 €.
Group rate available for > 10 people.
  • Method of payment :
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