New scenery AURA-MSFS :
Located on the heights of Ambérieu (Ain) on either side of the entrance to the Albarine valley (strategic route of access to Switzerland and Italy), 3 medieval castles were born from conflicts between Le Dauphiné and Savoie.
The Château des Allymes (alt 630m):
The castle was built between 1312 and 1318 by the Dauphin of Viennois. It has survived the centuries, abandoned then restored in 1860. The last restoration was carried out between 2017 and 2020.
The Château de Saint-Germain en Bugey (alt 460m):
The castle was built in the 12th century by the lords of Coligny, besieged several times and partly destroyed, it was reduced to ruin by the troops of Henry IV in 1595.
The Château de Saint-Denis-en-Bugey (alt 335m):
Built in 1326 by the lords of Coligny, the castle dominates from a hill the entire Ain plain, the village of Saint-Denis en Bugey and the town of Ambérieu. The castle was destroyed around 1600, today only a tower remains, classified as a historic monument since 1899.