Historic site and monument

Miolans Castle

Saint-Pierre-d'Albigny
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Perched on a rocky spur backed by the Bauges massif, this spectacular fortress dominates the valley of Savoie. Immerse yourself in its medieval world and admire the view from the top of its old ramparts, from Mont-Blanc to the Vercors.

The fortress of Miolans belonged to the powerful barons of Miolans, masters of the place and undisputed lords of all the surrounding lands.
Its high walls subsequently housed one of the most feared prisons in the States of Savoy. All it takes is a little imagination for the sinister jails to once again resonate with the plaintive echo of the prisoners (the most famous of whom was certainly the Marquis de Sade), the clanking of chains or the creaking of their heavy doors.

Now open to the public, this venerable stone vessel houses a charming medieval-inspired garden. The various terraces which dominate it are so many walkways open onto a vast horizon of Alpine peaks. From the snow-capped peaks of Mont Blanc to the distant foothills of the Vercors, passing through the Dent de l'Arclusaz or the Lauzière range, they surround the château in a magnificent mountain setting.

Discover the visit formulas and the on-site workshops:

- Free tours of the fortress as part of the remarkable castle itineraries
- Free stroll in the garden of ancient plants with dyeing, culinary or medicinal properties
- open for groups by reservation
- Daily guided tours during the summer
-Exhibition of Photography in the large reception room of the Donjon “Travel Memories” by François and Jean Claude Guiter

  • Spoken languages Italian, German, English, French

Pratical information

  • Type of clientele
    • hikers
    • Special family with children
    • Groups welcome
  • Services
    • Pet Friendly
    • Coach access
    • Tourist Documentation
    • Tourist information
  • Equipments
    • Parking nearby

Opening

  • From: 18 / 05 / 24 To: 20 / 05 / 24

    Pentecost weekend: medieval activities

  • From: 21 / 05 / 24 To: 05 / 07 / 24

    • On Saturday: from 10AM to 00PM
    • Sunday: from 10AM to 00PM
  • From: 06 / 07 / 24 To: 31 / 08 / 24

    • Monday : from 10AM to 00PM
    • Tuesday : from 10AM to 00PM
    • Wednesday : from 10AM to 00PM
    • Thursday : from 10AM to 00PM
    • Friday : from 10AM to 00PM
    • On Saturday: from 10AM to 00PM
    • Sunday: from 10AM to 00PM
  • From: 01 / 09 / 24 To: 22 / 09 / 24

    • Monday : from 10AM to 00PM
    • Tuesday : from 10AM to 00PM
    • Wednesday : from 10AM to 00PM
    • Thursday : from 10AM to 00PM
    • Friday : from 10AM to 00PM
    • On Saturday: from 10AM to 00PM
    • Sunday: from 10AM to 00PM
  • From: 23 / 09 / 24 To: 18 / 10 / 24

    • On Saturday: from 10AM to 00PM
    • Sunday: from 10AM to 00PM

    Open for groups during the week by reservation

  • From: 19 / 10 / 24 To: 03 / 11 / 24

    • Monday : from 10AM to 00PM
    • Tuesday : from 10AM to 00PM
    • Wednesday : from 10AM to 00PM
    • Thursday : from 10AM to 00PM
    • Friday : from 10AM to 00PM
    • On Saturday: from 10AM to 00PM
    • Sunday: from 10AM to 00PM

    All Saints Day vacation

  • From: 09 / 11 / 24 To: 11 / 11 / 24

Contact & Access

Miolans
73250 Saint-Pierre-d'Albigny

Prices

Payment Methods: Check, Cash, Bank/credit card

Weekly rates

  • Adult 9€
  • Kids 5€
  • Family package 26€
  • Adult group 8€

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