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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Ussel Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Châtillon

Standing on a marked, rocky promontory, Ussel castle overlooks the south side of the residential area of Châtillon.
Built by Ebalo II of Challant in the mid 14th century (the date is confirmed b…

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Mougne Tower

Castles and Towers  -  Cogne

Situated west of the village of Epinel, at the centre of an important crossroads, the Castle of Tamberel was built in 1198. Also known as “Tor de Mougne”, it belonged to the noble Chesallet famil…

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Royal Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Cogne

Situated in the centre of the town, next to the church, the building dates back to the start of the period of the episcopal lords (12-13th century).
It was later bought an reconstructed by Victo…

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Malluquin Tower

Castles and Towers  -  Courmayeur

Situated in Piazza Petigax, a short distance from the Valdois Evangelical church, in the Middle Ages this building belonged to the Malluquin family, for whom evidence exists in Courmayeur since th…

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Passerin d'Entrèves fortified house

Castles and Towers  -  Courmayeur

Standing in the centre of the Entrèves village, this typical country fortified house from the 14th century (1351), was designated as an aristocratic residence, more for the tourist attraction of th…

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Pramotton Tower

Castles and Towers  -  Donnas

It is the first tower that can be seen by entering the Aosta Valley, and it dates back to the 13th century.
Situated at about thirty minutes walk from the hamlet of Pramotton, on the righ…

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La Crête Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Doues

Located in the village of La Crétaz, just before the centre of the village, it was once the residence of the lords of La Crête.
The most interesting part is the circular tower, which is clearl…

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Vachéry Tower

Castles and Towers  -  Étroubles

Located in the hamlet of Vachéry, which gave its name to the family owning the tower, the building has a square floor plan with stone walls almost two metres thick, and openings and entrance…

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Fénis Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Fénis

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Unlike the other castles built for military and defence purposes Fénis castle is not situated on the top of…

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The fortified houses

Castles and Towers  -  Gaby

Jaccond, Maisonnasse or Soala House
Probably built in the 12th century, taller than five metres, it possibly served as a lazaretto during the 1630 plague. It was perhaps on that occasion tha…

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