La Bâtiaz Castle

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La Bâtiaz Castle
Martigny
Chateau de la batiaz.jpg
La Bâtiaz
La Bâtiaz Castle is located in Canton of Valais
La Bâtiaz Castle
La Bâtiaz Castle
La Bâtiaz Castle is located in Switzerland
La Bâtiaz Castle
La Bâtiaz Castle
Coordinates 46°06′18″N 7°04′09″E / 46.105105°N 7.069282°E / 46.105105; 7.069282Coordinates: 46°06′18″N 7°04′09″E / 46.105105°N 7.069282°E / 46.105105; 7.069282
Type hill castle
Code CH-VS
Site information
Condition ruin
Site history
Built about 1232

La Bâtiaz Castle is a castle in the municipality of Martigny of the Canton of Valais in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.[1]

The garderobes (toilets) at La Bâtiaz played a part in determining that the architect for the UNESCO listed castles in Wales came from Savoy before working in Wales. Historian and custodian A. J. Taylor travelled to La Bâtiaz and noticed that the castle and the one at Harlech shared one unique feature, the design of their toilets. The discovery enabled Taylor to confirm that James of Saint George had been the architect of both.[2]

Castle toilets at La Bâtiaz

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  1. ^ "Kantonsliste A-Objekte". KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Morris, Marc. 2012. Castle. London: Windmill Books. 105-112.