Chateau de Miolans

Chateau de Miolans, Saint-Pierre d Albigny: Hours, Address, Chateau de Miolans Reviews: 4.5/5

Chateau de Miolans
4.5
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
1:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
1:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mélanie R
Jonage, France3 contributions
Escape game between the walls of the Castle of Miolans
Jul 2020 • Friends
Do you enjoy team activities ? Do you love riddles and mysteries ? Do you like to play with the time ? So, are you get interested in escape games ?
The castle of Miolans propose an entertaining escape game which take place between the walls of the castle. They waiting for you to take up the challenge !
The price is affordable : 10euros, and at the end you could take your time to visit the castle.

Personally, we were 4 and we finish on time !
Written July 19, 2020
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Kiara S
Chester, UK994 contributions
Fascinating history, remarkable castle, gardens and views
May 2020
We spotted the castle from the highway and went exploring to find it. It's stunning. Initially built in the 12th century, it later became a prison (1564 to 1792) and one of it's most infamous prisoners was the Marquis de Sade. There are 12 different areas used as prisons between the dungeon and the Saint-Pierre tower and they have very self-explanatory names that reflect the living conditions such as trésor enfer (Hell) and purgatoire (At least the prisoners had remarkable views!).
I would recommend that you read some of the history as it's very interesting and you'll appreciate the visit even more.
The current owners put the COVID shut-down to good use and did some upgrades, improved the gardens, and prepared for social distancing. When we visited there were only two other people on the property, so not an issue, but it's good that they're ready for business with safety as a first priority.
Written July 15, 2020
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prem zorbanian
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal114 contributions
Mesmerizing Castle
Sep 2018 • Friends
The castle is interesting piece of history which contains the cells where Marquis de Sade was imprisoned and the garden has varieties of species of herbs including poison plants black-magician used. What I liked most was the quiz game and the staffs in century old attires/outfits and Knight's uniform. It was a mesmerizing trip!
Written August 1, 2019
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subterranean_jack
Phoenix475 contributions
Fantastic
Jun 2019 • Family
Some of the castle is in ruins while other parts are in good condition. Maybe it is still in the process of restoration. Nevertheless, this is a marvelous place to explore. The view from the tower is breath-taking. You can also see the remains of an actual draw-bridge. Earliest parts of the structure date from the 3rd century. This place is really old but still an interesting niche in history. Absolutely worth the diversion from the main road to visit. Caution: elderly visitors may find the going difficult, especially if they have knee or balance problems.
Written June 18, 2019
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Melanie O
2 contributions
Miolans fortress
Aug 2017 • Family
A little over an hour's walk from lac du carouge (or 15 mins in the car) is the delightful miolans fortress. Beautifully preserved with welcoming helpful staff, an English booklet of interpretive material, a gorgeous cottage garden growing fruit and veg and of course views to die for.
Well worth a visit.
Written August 14, 2017
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AntoineJabbaLaHutte
1 contribution
The most castle in the world !
Dec 2015 • Family
If you don't know what to do during holidays or week end, the Fortress of Miolans is the best place, you have to visit. Her history is more millennial, the site was already occupied by the Romans then the Saracens ! Lose yourself in a deep Middle Age, at the eleventh century, and come to the guided tour, to discover the cruel lord secrets, the savoy families mysteries and the ruthless battles between the House of Savoy and the French king at the sixteenth century. If a part of you was kept into your youth, you will love this place.

For family, couples, friends or just anyone, I sincerely recommend this place where a lot of peoples were imprisoned. More, the view from the fortress's ramparts on Belledone mountains is amazing ! Enjoy your visit !

Come between march to November, the fortress is always amazing.
Written October 6, 2016
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Enjoyment Guy
Perth, Australia1,466 contributions
Worth a visit
Jun 2016 • Friends
Detoured on our cycling trip up the steep climb (2 kms at 10%) but it was worth it. Impeccable views of the valley, and interesting historical perspective. If you like castles and dungeons, then you will like this. 10 euros per head or 8 euros if in a group. English language guidebooks available.
Written June 27, 2016
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Kensal_Rise186338
London, UK8 contributions
Very special
Aug 2015 • Friends
Totally fascinating castle in a stunning but fairly unknown part of Savoie. The garden is magical and down in the dungeon where the Marquis De Sade was imprisoned there is still graffiti carved onto the walls. Great view of Mont Blanc from the tower.
Written September 12, 2015
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Bill C
Lexington, MA240 contributions
Fun with kids
Aug 2015 • Family
Cool history with Marquis de Sade having been a prisoner here. There is an English packet for info. Make sure you go all the way to 'hell' for all the prison rooms.
Written August 8, 2015
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Claire Renshaw
Witney, UK201 contributions
Stunning
Jul 2015 • Family
A great visit, really quiet, lovely to stroll around, the garden was lovely and really helpful having all plants named.
The views were stunning a great place to take photos and enjoy the wonder of France.
Written July 23, 2015
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chateau de Miolans

Chateau de Miolans is open:
  • Sun - Sat 1:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Mon - Wed 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Thu - Fri 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM


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