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La Bâtiaz Castle


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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.
The garderobes 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.


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