Château de La Motte (Lyon)

Lyon, France

Château de La Motte (Lyon)

Château de La Motte is a French castle that is also known as The castle of La Motte or just La Mothe. It is located in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon, on the left bank of the Rhône. It stands near the junction of two ancient roads of eastern and southern Lyon, on the border between the Dauphiné and Lyonnais. It occupies a small hill (hence the name) created in Gallo-Roman times for flood protection and because of good visibility.

The main buildings are flanked by towers and a round tower around an irregular quadrangle courtyard. The entrance to the south, has preserved battlements. In the eighteenth century, the western wall was replaced by a terrace and a chapel was still visible in the nineteenth century.

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