The Tour d’Avalon rises proudly from the very top of the Belledonne massif, and is the perfect spot for a number of pleasant walks.
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Listed as a historic monument, the Tour d’Avalon is an integral part of the Grésivaudan valley’s historical heritage. It was built by the Carthusian monks on a former keep. In the 1000s, the lords of the Wallon-Romestang d’Avalon family had a feudal castle here. The Tour d’Avalon, built on these ruins, is constructed of limestone rubble and ashlar. Flanked by a neo-Byzantine chapel, it boasts 3 levels and a machicolated terrace. The interior diameter is 8 metres.
Old stone enthusiasts will be able to admire part of the 14th-century walls that still bear witness to the castle’s status as a stronghold. The tower was also a symbol of power for the castle’s masters.
“A very well-preserved monument full of history”.
Once you’ve visited the Tour d’Avalon, don’t miss out on your chance to explore the Belledonne Massif on your own. From the Tour d’Avalon, you can enjoy a wonderful walk along the Breda river and along the Saint-Maximin hillsides. An easy half-day walk to extend your family’s discovery experience.
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