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This noble 17th century residence, with dwellings flanked by four square towers, was redeveloped in the 18th and 20th centuries. It lies in a remarkable site with landscaped park and outbuildings, on the banks of the Rhone. Only the park and the banks of the Rhône are opened to visit.
The castle was built in the middle of the 17th century by the Lord of Vertrieu, to replace the old, ruined castle. The 'new' castle was built in the middle of a park, between the village and the Rhone, which it overlooks from a terrace. Composed of a main building flanked by four square towers (2 with pavilion roofs on the Rhone side, and 2 with French imperial style roofs on the village side), the building was restored in 1712, under the direction of the Lyonnese architect Claude Perret, who designed the park.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the main building was enlarged, and the early towers were covered with French imperial style roofs. The domain is accessible by a monumental gate on the village side, on a path paved with rough, rounded stones; the outbuildings are found between the village and the castle. Regular gardens are planted with conical yew and boxwood spread out on a terrace alongside the Rhone, while to the east the landscaped park leads to a poplar grove. At the southern end lies a stone building, covered with local limestone, used formerly for fermentation and a press, while the cellar is outside the inner castle.

The castle, the outbuildings, the park and its buildings, and the castle wall with the large gate have been listed as Historical Monuments in1991. The smoking room on the ground floor and the bedroom on the 1st floor, with their painted murals, have had this status since 1993.
Période(s) d'ouvertureFrom 18/09 to 19/09/2021, daily.
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Historic site and monument
  • categories :
    • Classified or listed (CNMHS)
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Historic patrimony
    • Château
  • Style :
    • Classical
  • Period :
    • 19th C
    • 17th C
    • 18th C
Useful Information
  • Visit :
    • Tour free of charge


Free entry. Can be viewed from the exterior. Private establishment, not open for visits.
Château de Vertrieu
273 rue du Raz Buisson
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Château de Vertrieu, dit "château moderne" et son parc
273 rue du Raz Buisson
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.873984
Longitude : 5.369291
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