Château des Allymes


The castle of Allymes a military fortress of the thirteenth century, rebuilt in the sixteenth century, located on the town Ambérieu-en-Bugey, built by the Dauphin of Vienna in order to protect people from raids that ravaged the country. It is the only copy of a medieval fortress Bugey and offers exceptional views. It dominates the plain of the Ain some 800 meters southwest of Mount Luisandre which rises to 805 meters. It dominates the town Ambérieu-en-Bugey, which was acquired in 1984.

It is accessed through the hamlet of Brey-of-wind. The castle Allymes been a classification as historical monuments since July 20, 1960. House Strong Tower said St. Germain Gy been an entry in the inventory of historical monuments since 1984. The castle becomes Allymes French by the Treaty of Lyon in 1601 when Henry IV was able to meet the Bugey to the kingdom of France. It represents the type of medieval castle stone former stronghold massive, well planted on the hillside overlooking the plain of the Ain. Military and strategic position at the time, the doors of the Savoy, so independent, he raises his two towers connected by curtains. Originally conquered by the Counts of Savoy, it will pass into the hands of René de Lucinge, ambassador of Savoy with the King of France.

This man, fine scholar and historian has left many writings. A permanent exhibition traces his life and his work in the castle. Built around 1310, to fight against the influence of tilt, it is mainly formed in the early earth and wood. A few years later, a truce between the parties will prohibit the construction of new buildings. But the truce is not respected and everyone is quick to build stone castles. The main contractors of Allymes are two master masons, and Peronnet Guillemet yesterday. Dauphiné-Savoie war ended in November 1335, by the surrender of the castle Allymes, commissioned by the lord of the Guy Lectern the Count of Savoy. King John the Good of France, his son Charles, Dauphin of Vienna and the Count of Savoy Amadeus VI, Count said Green, ratify the final peace treaty of January 5, 1335 signed in Paris. The border is now extended to the banks of the Rhone, relegating to the interior of the castle which loses its strategic value. Count of Savoy, Amadeus VI presents the family feud to Nicod Francis becomes the owner of the citadel. Then September 16, 1477, by the marriage of Francis and Claudine Lucinge Humbert, Lucinge family takes possession of the fortress.


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