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Located atop a small hillock, the Château d'Albon was built in the middle ages. Initially, the site was occupied by a small chapel and was the seat of the Albon family in the 11th Century. However, the castle dates back to the 13th Century, when it was constructed. There was a square-shaped wooden tower that offered uninterrupted views of the surrounding. In the 16th Century, the property was deserted and was converted into a stone quarry. Today, though the mansion is in a state of ruins, it attracts many history and culture enthusiasts.
Château de l'Arthaudière is a beautifully restored historic castle dating back to the 13th Century and located in the Saint-Bonnet-de-Chavagne commune. Featuring fine Renaissance architecture, the castle was later rebuilt as a chateau and consists of a small chapel, a prominent tower, a spiral staircase, grand stables and pleasant Italian style gardens open all year round to the public. Today, it a popular tourist attraction where every summer a number of exhibitions, concerts, theatrical performances and rural balls are organized by teh local council. A must visit for history enthusiasts!
France is known for its architectural landmarks and every commune has splendid churches that are worth visiting; one such church is Eglise de Vion. Surrounded by hills and greenery, it is set amidst picturesque locale and serene atmosphere. If you like to explore ancient structures then do check out Eglise de Vion.
Built in the 12th Century, this palace was once a small time residence for King Louis XI. The castle is well preserved with beautiful furniture and architecture that showcases the Renaissance style. Today the castle is used as a venue for symphony performances. Besides, it houses a permanent exhibition known as Paradis du Chocolat, that traces the history of cocoa to the earlier times. A great place for the admirers of with Renaissance architecture.
Known for his mastery over mirror mazes, Adrian Fisher has constructed more than 500 labyrinths around the world, One such creation is the Labyrinthe Des Dragons inside the Peaugres Safari Park. Filled with mirrors, this confounding maze is a riot of colors with Egyptian paintings and designs decorating the walls. To add to the confusion are live fishes in tanks that succeed in disorienting the visitor further.
The granite mountain, towering in a Rhône knee, is one of the most famous wine regions in France.