Montmayeur Castle

Arvier, Italy

Montmayeur 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 the same name.

Today it is reduce to ruins, but preserves the cylindrical tower, crowned with beautiful swallowtail battlements. It is still possible to see the remains of the ancient castle and the boundary wall.

Access is only possible on foot, along the path that leaves from the village of Grand Haury, just above Arvier.

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Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Ema Depa (3 years ago)
Bello da visitare
Giorgio Ricciotti (3 years ago)
Dal punto di vista litologico, la roccia su cui sorge il castello di Arvier è micascisto albitico grigio, dalla patina marroncina e caratterizzato dalla presenza di clorite e venature di quarzo: originatasi da depositi di detriti che presentano materiale vulcanico, presenta metamorfismo alpino. Nell'Ottocento, meritò l'appellativo di nido d'avvoltoi per la sua posizione impervia. Dal castello si offre alla vista la palestra di roccia de la Ravoire. Secondo una leggenda, intorno al 1450 un conte di Montmayeur che, in lite con un cugino, era stato ritenuto colpevole dal tribunale di Chambéry, invitò con un pretesto il presidente della giuria del tribunale Guy de Feissigny, e appena giunto nella sua dimora lo fece decapitare. La testa del presidente fu quindi recapitata ai giudici di Chambery, come "documento che mancava al processo". Per sfuggire alla cattura il conte di Montmayeur sarebbe fuggito sulle montagne e avrebbe quindi fatto costruire la fortezza di Montmayeur.
Riccardo Presotto (4 years ago)
Vista a 360° della valle
jimboulle ONe (4 years ago)
Calme, sérénité et montagne bref que du bonheur dans la vallée d'Aoste
Benjamin De Vrieze (5 years ago)
En montant la route, parking juste avant le tunnel (après le point de vue), 20 min de marche pour l'atteindre.
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