Dating from the 14th century, the castle of Montvéran has been home to many famous people over the centuries.
Perched on the rock of Montvéran from where Berold of Saxony chased the Saracens around the year 1000. Pierre de Luyrieu built the present castle on this rock in 1316. Apart from some restorations and modifications due to the Revolution, the castle has remained the same. It has sheltered within its walls several illustrious people: the Constable of Bourbon took refuge there when he left the Kingdom of France, the Serpollet brothers worked there with their father before becoming the precursors of the automobile, Serge Prokofiev chose in 1929 this setting that favored his inspiration according to those close to him, Henriette d’Angeville – the first woman to have climbed Mont Blanc in 1838 – was among the regular visitors at Montvéran.
Visit of the castle:
Visit of the first floor of the castle and the park of the private castle of Montvéran in Culoz.
The castle of Montvéran can be visited every Monday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., from July 1 to September 30. (Exceptional closing on August 15).