castle of La Buissière protected the road down to Grenoble on
the right bank of the River Isère. Its strategic
importance will vanish near the end of the 13th century when
the northern castle of Bellecombe
will be transferred from Savoie to Dauphiné.
castle (known as "Château
Dauphin", Castle of the Dauphin) is located on a hill
above the former fortified
village called "La Ville".