Note: this castle is not
related to the mythical Avalon of Arthurian legends in any
ways. At least, this Avalon castle did actually exist!
castle played a key role during all Middle Ages as the first
line of defense of the Dauphiné province against
Savoy (the border is just 3 kilometers (2 miles) away).
Built on the site of an 11th
century motte, the castle has kept its circular aspect and is
extremely small. The fortified village built next to it was
the home of several noblemen who possessed their own manors.
The castle will go down to ruins from the middle of the 14th
century, after the end of the war between Dauphiné