Château 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.

Miolans 73250 Saint-Pierre-d'Albigny

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.

Address

Miolans
73250 Saint-Pierre-d'Albigny

Opening periods

From 05/11/2018 to 05/04/2019, daily.

From 06/04 to 07/04/2019, every Saturday and Sunday between 1.30 pm and 6.30 pm.

From 13/04 to 28/04/2019, daily between 1.30 pm and 6.30 pm.

From 01/05 to 30/06/2019, every Saturday and Sunday between 1.30 pm and 6.30 pm.
Open exceptionally on 08/05, 30/05, 31/05 and 10/06.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2019, daily between 10 am and 7 pm.

From 01/09 to 22/09/2019, daily between 1.30 pm and 6.30 pm.

From 23/09 to 18/10/2019, every Saturday and Sunday between 1.30 pm and 6.30 pm.
Open every day for groups, by reservation only.

From 19/10 to 03/11/2019, daily between 1.30 pm and 6.30 pm.

From 04/11/2019 to 03/04/2020, daily between 1.30 pm and 6.30 pm.
Open every day for groups, by reservation only.

Prices

Adult: 9 €
Child: 5 €
Group adults: from 8 €.

Free entry for mountain guides, the drivers.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Equipments
  • Parking
Services
  • Pets welcome
  • Guided individual tours
  • Unguided group tours
  • Guided group tours
  • Coach access
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information
  • Unguided individual tours