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St Michel Castle ruins

St Michel Castle ruinschemin du château St-Michel
74310 Les Houches

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Between 1289 and 1399, Béatrice de Faucigny built this castel on a rocky headland above the village Le Lac. This castel defended the access to the land of the priory.

DescriptionBuilt on a headland at 870 meters high, it was made of a main building of 30 meters out of 13 with a tower high of 14 meters on the south.
It was a moutain fortress with a typical architecture: large walls made with stones from the river assembled with lime and a massive framework covered in wood tiles.
It used to be home for a lord who was in charge of protecting the priory.
Today, only one wall face with 4 arrow slits and the base of the tower still remain.
Free access.
Opening times
All year round, daily.
Depending on snow conditions.
Facilities and services
  • Pets welcome
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