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Château d'Alex

Château d'Alex
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Castle Facts:

Location: Alex, in the Haute-Savoie departement of France (Rhone-Alpes Region).
Built: 14th century.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: Privately owned.
Notes: Château d'Alex is an old fortress of the fourteenth century, the center of the Lordship of Alex, which stands on the town of Alex in the department of Haute-Savoie, in region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. It is now in the form of a house, oriented north - south, the lower part houses a vaulted chapel, flanked by two square towers. A spiral staircase leads double latrines at every level. In the early sixteenth century, the main building has undergone a major building campaign; the hall is seen with new fireplaces and ceiling, beams and joists assembled in respect of Jupiter, whose implementation has been dated by dendrochronology 1514. A second chapel fitted during construction of a new main building has a coffered ceiling and a stone holy water font. The kitchen has a fireplace with a wide conduit, provided with a support for the rack and a reluctance to protect the humidity salt. The death of Denis Arenthon Alex in 1706, the inventory is drawn mentions the presence next to the office archives of a firm for putting criminals and quote "big irons used to put criminals feet ". It sheltered from June 2001 to the end of 2014 the Foundation for Contemporary Art Solomon.

Château d'Alex Links:

Château d'Alex On Wikipedia
Fondation Salomon pour l'art contemporain

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