• Historic site and monument

The ruins of Mauchamp castle

Mauchamp castle was built between 1343 and 1359, following the fire of Conspectus Tower, 500 metres north. The border of the states belonging to the Earl of Savoie being at the Guiers, St Maurice was a first hand lookout post over the Guiers valley.

Historic site and monument The ruins of Mauchamp castle Saint-Genix-les-Villages

About

Saint-Genix-les-Villages (73240)

Located on top of a cliff, Mauchamp castle has a strategic advantage as it enables its owners to monitor the border between Dauphiné and Savoie.
This castle is said to have been destroyed by Lesdiguières in 1595.
Nowadays, only two towers remain, thanks to ivy climbing between the stones.

Prices

Free access.

Reception

Languages spoken : French

Opening

All year round, daily.

Labels and rating

14th C

Access

Saint-Maurice-de-Rotherens 73240 Saint-Genix-les-Villages
Information update on 27/06/2021 by Office de Tourisme Pays du Lac d'Aiguebelette