Saint-Maurice Castle

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

Saint-Maurice Castle

Saint-Maurice Castle is a castle in the municipality of Saint-Maurice of the Canton of Valais in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.

In 1476, Bern began construction of a castle in the narrow Rhone valley at Saint-Maurice. It was completed in 1646 with the expansion of the residential buildings. However, in 1693 a devastating fire in the town, destroyed the warehouse of the castle and much of the gunpowder that was stored there.

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