Rouelbeau Castle Ruins

Meinier, Switzerland

First wooden Rouelbeau Castle was built in 1318 by the lords of Faucigny.  It was rebuilt as a stone castle probably between 1339 and 1355 whose ruins appear still today.


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Founded: 1318
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Switzerland

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Gnap Miaou (5 years ago)
Arguably the best ballad in Geneva, lots of paths and places to be seen (natural and historical spots) with no cars or roads anywhere close. Nature sound ftw
Shantijn (5 years ago)
Ruine inconnue du grand public, un vrai trésor caché. Le site internet du lieu proposé une visite virtuelle du château à travers les âges, qui complète très bien la visite sur site. Belle nature sauvage qui s'est installée autour de la ruine.
ci pi (5 years ago)
Storico castello costruito quasi mille anni fa, vicino a centro sportivo di libero accesso, con bar e terrazza. Il tutto circondato da una verdissima campagna
Hedi Gafsi (6 years ago)
Un lieu historique qui laisse place à l'imagination (pour le peu qu'il en reste). Idéal pour une balade dominicale. Attention aux guêpes en été, plusieurs nids.
Carlos Sz (8 years ago)
Great place.
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