Chateau de Miolans, Saint-Pierre d Albigny

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#3 of 42 in Museums in Savoie
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Chateau de Miolans, once known as the "Bastille of the Alps," operated as a prison for 160 years. After the revolution, all prisoners were freed, and the castle was left to crumble, but in the 19th century the prefect of Savoy began to restore it. Today you can retrace the steps of the fortress' long-suffering prisoners while reveling in its position at the confluence of the Isere and Arc rivers. At the entrance, you ask for an English-language leaflet explaining the site's history. Using our world travel planner, Saint-Pierre d Albigny attractions like Chateau de Miolans can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Do you enjoy team activities ? Do you love riddles and mysteries ? Do you like to play with the time ? So, are you get interested in escape games ? The castle of Miolans propose an entertaining...  more »
  • We spotted the castle from the highway and went exploring to find it. It's stunning. Initially built in the 12th century, it later became a prison (1564 to 1792) and one of it's most infamous...  more »
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