Le Château de Miolans   41653
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Location: Miolans      by: Giuseppe Marzulli
Area: France      Date: 6 January 2014
The Fortress of Miolans (Château de Miolans) is a former fortress prison located in a remote area of Savoy between Italy and France.
The site strategically controlled the route across the junction of the Isere and Arc rivers. The fortress was converted into a prison by the Counts of Savoy in the mid-16th century. The castle became known as the Bastille of the Alps.

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A very nice "addition" to your #14619. VG HJ
2014/11/01 00:12 , Hans-Jürgen Bayer
Nice location Giuseppe ... but i prefer other Chateaus in France - Margeaux, Lafitte ... ;-)

Tanti saluti, Hans-Jörg
2014/11/03 20:57 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle
You're not wrong. This castle has never been a real aristocratic residence. Before it was a mountain fortress, then a prison. It can not be compared to the residential castles of the French nobility.
The most interesting feature of the castle is its dominant position.
2014/11/03 21:17 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Davvero ottimale il punto di osservazione.
2014/11/08 11:50 , Pedrotti Alberto

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