|The castle of La Terrasse (The
Terrace) is situated on a platform at 428m of elevation (about
1,300 feet), on the foothills of the massif of the Chartreuse.
Although attacked by the count of Savoy Amédée 5th in
1291, this castle did not play an important role in the war
between Dauphiné and Savoy.
The Dauphins will give it in privilege to diverse members of
their family at the end of the 13th century, before giving it up
to deserving noble persons.
The castle is strengthened by numerous wooden defenses in
1418, and it is this aspect which was represented on the model
you can see on these pictures.