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Château de Montvéran

Château de Montvéran

As you enter the town of Culoz, this 14th-century architectural towers stands magnificently above you. It has been a host for several famous figures over the centuries.

Castle of Montveran
Historic site and monument

Castle of Montveran

This magnificent castle was built in 1316 by Pierre de Luyrieu, high on a rock overlooking the town of Culoz. The castle has remained intact since it was first built except for the towers which were restored after the revolution.
Serge Prokofiev and Henriette d'Angeville spent time there.

High up on a rock, at the foot hills of the Jura sits the magnificent Montveran Castle.
Behold of Saxony defeated the Saracens from the Rock of Montveran in 1000.
In 1316 Pierre de Luyrieu built the castle 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.
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 to 30/09/2022, every Monday, Saturday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on August 15th.


Adults: €7.50
Free for children under 12 years old
Group rate from 5 people.


  • Public WC
  • Car park
  • Private parking


  • Guided tours

Adapted tourism

  • Not accessible in a wheelchair

Spoken languages

  • French

Methods of payment

  • Check
  • Cash