Castles, towers and fortified houses

Castles, towers and fortified houses are a distinctive element of the Aosta Valley landscape

In addition to the castles which can be visited inside, many other castles, towers and fortified houses make Aosta Valley landscape unique and unmistakable.

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Ville fortified house and tower

Castles and Towers  -  Arnad

In the hamlet of Ville stands a complex of buildings, currently in a state of decay and used as a rural dwelling, consisting of a fortified house and a tower, also known as Tor de l’Ohta. The squar…

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Avise Fortified Manor House in Planaval

Castles and Towers  -  Arvier

In the hamlet of Planaval, at the start of Valgrisenche, you will find the fortified manor house of Rodolfo d’Avise, built in 1312.
The building has a rectangular plan and has a series of loophole…

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La Mothe Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Arvier

La Mothe castle dominates the village from the top of the hill. Unfortunately only the four-sided tower remains intact, while the ruins of the round tower and the perimeter wall are stil…

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Montmayeur Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Arvier

The castle was built in 1271 by Anselmo and Aimone D´Avise on a steep promontory over the orographic right bank of the Dora Valgrisenche, in a position dominating the entrance to the valley of th…

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Avise Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Avise

Getting to Avise, the first building on the village’s left side, consisting in a three-storey construction with a square tower on its side is the Avise castle, built towards the end of the 15t…

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Blonay Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Avise

Near the parish church, you cannot miss the castle complex, consisting of a square tower (12th century) and a more recent main building (15th century) with exquisite cross windows.
The castle wa…

Cré Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Avise

As you come out of the municipal seat, on the edge of a promontory you find this partly destroyed fortified manor house.
Probably built in the 10th century, it is said that it belonged to Pierr…

Aymavilles Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Aymavilles

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*A castle unique in its kind that combines medieval and baroque phases in its external appearance, the result o…

Fortress of Bard

Castles and Towers  -  Bard

Already during Theodoric’s reign (early 6th century A.D), sixty armed soldiers were garrisoned to defend the “Clausuræ Augustanæ” (a defence system set up to protect the borders of the Empire) i…

Brissogne Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Brissogne

The castle, today in ruins, was built in the 13th century.
At present it is still possible to observe the remains of the keep and part of the masonry.

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