The Atelier des Dauphins
(Workshop of the Dauphins) was created back in 1992. Its
objectives were to discover and promote the various historical
buildings of the Grésivaudan valley, most of them being
The most spectacular output of our work is the assembly of
scale models of medieval castles. Sources used to recreate them
include all texts and accounts of the Middle Ages giving clues about how
these buildings looked like at the time of their splendor. We also carefully
study the location of these castles and try to understand the layout of the
various remaining stones.
Historical accuracy is what we are looking for but we want
to share our findings with people whose interest in history can be very
limited, hence always trying to remain fun.