Fortified Village of Bellecombe 


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This Village No Longer exists!

There were about 30 houses in the village in the first half of the 14th century. They were built South of the castle, between the cliff and the trail heading to the creek called Cernon.

2 assumptions for this choice:
The terraces face the South, which is important for quality of life at this altitude;
The protection offered by the castle against the enemy from Savoye, that was coming from the North.

After the end of the war (second half of the 14th century) and probably because of the Plague, the village will move outside its boundaries to the North, where it is still located today.


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