Saint-Maurice Castle

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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.[1]

History[edit]

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.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kantonsliste A-Objekte". KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Saint-Maurice in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.

Coordinates: 46°13′24″N 7°00′11″E / 46.223261°N 7.003109°E / 46.223261; 7.003109