The last bastion of the Waldenses.
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Tour d'Amont (year 1000).
During the French Wars of Religion Bardonecchia was the scene of a bloody confrontation between the opposing parties. In 1562, after a series of clashes following the devastation of the provost of Oulx, on 22 July, as part of a large contingent of Waldensians, a group of these was led by Catholic troops under the command of Claude Arlaud Borel said the houses in refuge in Bardonecchia. Here most of them (including the two hundred and four hundred) succumbed while the rest (about 150) took refuge in the fort Tour d'Amont from where they were forced to come out with fire and killed.