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Château de Montvéran

Château de Montvéran

As you enter the town of Culoz, this 14th-century architectural gem towers magnificently above you. Over the centuries it has played host to a roll call of famous figures.

Castle of Montveran
Historic site and monument

Castle of Montveran

This magnificent château was built in 1316 by Pierre de Luyrieu, high on a rock overlooking the town of Culoz. The château has remained intact since its inception except for the towers which were restored after the revolution. Reservation strongly recommended

High up on a rock,at the foot hills of the Jura sits the magnificent Chateau of Montveran.
Berold of Saxony defeated the Saracens from the Rock of Montveran in 1000.
In 1316 Pierre de Luyrieu built the château on the Mont Veran as a defensive strong hold.
Following the Revolution ( 1789) some of the towers were destroyed.
At a later date Montveran was restored and an “ échauguette “ on the south east facade was built where a tall square tower stood previously.
Many illustrious visitors came to Montveran.
The Connetable de Bourbon(1523), The “ Frere Serpollet”, Henriette d’Angeville who climbed the Mont-blanc in 1838, Serge Prokofiev ( 1929).
The unique view from the terrace offers an”aperçu “of the Alps and the lac du Bourget.

Open period

From 01/07/2020 to 30/09/2020

Prices

Adults: 7€
Free for children under 12 years old

Equipments

  • Public WC
  • Car park
  • Private parking

Services

  • Guided tours

Adapted tourism

  • Not accessible in a wheelchair

Spoken languages

  • French

Methods of payment

  • Cheque
  • Cash

93, rue de Montveran 01350 Culoz Show / Hide location

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