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The most extraordinary feature of the castle can be found in the large room on the first floor, known as the “Hall of Heads”. It was here that Giovanni Sarriod had a lavish ceiling created featuring 171 corbels from which wild and fantastic animals, noblewomen dressed in the latest fashion, mermaids, dragons, grotesque mascarons, bearded faces, irreverent characters and monsters look down on us in a bizarre wooden spectacle. This extraordinary work was created by skilled carvers from Aosta Valley who were also fully aware of the tastes of the period. This gracious ceiling, a unique and original expression of the lively vulgarity of the time, was produced in around 1435, perhaps on the occasion of the marriage of Jean Sarriod de la Tour to Beatrice d’Aglié.

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