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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Graines Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Brusson

The ancient building still shows the remains of the east-facing minor Romanesque church, dedicated to Saint Martin and its boundary walls on either side of the nave. Worthy of note are also th…

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Torre Bonot or Tour des Signaux

Castles and Towers  -  Challand-Saint-Victor

The tower, situated in the Bonod hamlet at an altitude of 744 m, can be reached on foot through a short path going from the hamlet of Isollaz.
Tall about twelve metres, cylindrical in form and wit…

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Villa Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Challand-Saint-Victor

This is the oldest manor belonging to the Challant noble family, one of the most important in Aosta Valley. It was built around the 10th century, but took its final form in the first decades of th…

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Roncas Palace

Castles and Towers  -  Chambave

The building, situated at the western entrance of the Chambave village, was built in the 17th century by the Baron of Cly, Pietro Filiberto Roncas, using material from Cly castle. The baron move…

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Challant House - Maison Fournier

Castles and Towers  -  Champoluc/Ayas/Antagnod

In the historical centre of Antagnod, you will find one of the most beautiful rustic houses of the whole of Val d’Aosta: the famous “Maison Fournier”, which is still magnificently preserved. Thi…

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Champorcher Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Champorcher

As the Bard Fortress, Champorcher Castle also belonged to the powerful Lords of Bard, until the fratricidal war between William and Hugo in 1212. Little is known of this early building: we know tha…

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Charvensod Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Charvensod

Built in the XIV century, it belonged to the Bishops of Aosta until the middle of the 19th century.
Today in ruins, a few remains of the boundary wall and of a circular tower are still visible.

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Des Rives Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Châtillon

On the moraine hill of Saint-Clair, south of the railway station in Châtillon, you can see a few remains of an ancient wall: these are the last remains of the Des Rives castle, at whose foot ther…

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Gamba Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Châtillon

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The castle
Built at the beginning of the 1900s following the plans of the engineer Carlo Saroldi, it wa…

Passerin d'Entrèves castle

Castles and Towers  -  Châtillon

Châtillon castle is behind the parish church immersed in a beautiful park.

It appears to date back to Roman times, as its name derives from “castrum” (=”castle”), and therefore points to ther…

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