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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Grand Bâtiment

Castles and Towers  -  Pré-Saint-Didier

Ancient house in the Verrand village, it is kown as the “grand bâtiment” or also as “Verrand castle”.
It has a number of characteristics from ancient times, such as the gothic windows in worke…

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Casaforte, La Tour Povil

Castles and Towers  -  Quart

The “Casaforte di Povil” originally belonged to the lords of Quart.

It was purchased in the second half of the fourteenth century by Jean-Michel Piquart, lord of the manor of Quart at the tim…

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Quart Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Quart

The castle is a set of buildings arranged within a fortified perimeter, which respects the natural contour of a difficult rocky slope.
The donjon standing on the highest point of the rock, th…

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Rhins Stronghold

Castles and Towers  -  Roisan

This stronghold dates back to the 12the century and dominated the small fiefdom of the bishop of Aosta.
The building has long been converted into a rural residence, but its architectural structur…

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Passerin d'Entrèves Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Saint-Christophe

The castle belonged to the noble Sorelley family, who lived there in the 16th and 17th centuries.
The oldest part is the circular tower on the south side which contains the tiny chapel. It wa…

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Cly Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Saint-Denis

“The south side overhangs Chambave, while the other sides are protected by the promontory on which it was built. The wall boundary is rather vast, but only the eastern half was occupied delimited b…

Saint-Marcel castle

Castles and Towers  -  Saint-Marcel

This example of a late “mono-block” castle, probably built in the fourteenth century, stands on a plateau at a crossroads of paths leading along the valley bottom and the roads towards the large…

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Château Verdun

Castles and Towers  -  Saint-Oyen

Situated along the road that leads down to Flassin, the building was erected between the 10th and the 11th century. In 1137 it was donated by Amadeus III of Savoy to the Canons of the Gran Sa…

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Saint-Pierre Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Saint-Pierre

This fairy-tale castle set on a crag above the village is really unique.

The famous four little lateral towers, which were added in the 19th century, give to Saint-Pierre’s castle, that rank…

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Sarriod de La Tour Castle

Castles and Towers  -  Saint-Pierre

The castle will be closed from 23 May 2022 to 31 October 2022.

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