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Fabulous views

Amazing chateau with outstanding views. Definitely worth the windy road drive up to the car park... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
New Forest, United Kingdom
Worth the €5 admission fee just for the 360 degree Eagle view

Built between the 12th and 16th century, the Chateau de Peyrelade, is worth the €5 admission fee... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Brisbane, Australia
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An amazing medieval fortress at the entrance of the Tarn Gorges ! Built on a rock overlooking the Tarn valley, Peyrelade castle (XII-XVI c.) was one of the most important fortresses of Rouergue during the Middle-Ages. Through a scenography (dutsh...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Accès par Boyne, 12640, Riviere-sur-Tarn, France
+33 5 65 62 21 34
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Amazing chateau with outstanding views. Definitely worth the windy road drive up to the car park. All the walks are steep but the views make it all worth it. There are lots of historical references and a guide sheet in English is available to provide...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2018

Built between the 12th and 16th century, the Chateau de Peyrelade, is worth the €5 admission fee just for the magnificent 360 degree views of the surrounding valleys, the circling eagle’s view on the world. Allow about 1.5 hours to walk around the Chateau ruins...More

Thank Monty458
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The castle is at the top of the mountain with sufficient parking space. It is attractive for children. It can be an opportunity if you are in the neighborhood and have some time left.

Thank annv729
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

A fabulous castle with breathtaking views of the tarn. We had the immense privilege to see it brought back to life thanks to a historic enthusiasts group: archery demo, knights in combat and even the Lord's fool. A brilliant adventure.

Thank Ceri D
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing ruined Castle. Many steps and sensible footwear needed, but the panoramic views and dizzying heights are breathtaking. It's a 2 hour visit and you'll have seen everything, but at €10 for a family ticket it's great value for money.

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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Most visitors will just drive up the concrete road which takes you up to the chateau, but there is a more interesting route by foot. You will need proper walking boots though. The route starts just off the main road about 100 metres from the...More

1  Thank davemckay102
Reviewed 16 September 2015

The castle is situated on an inconceivable rock above the wonderful landscape of Gorges du Tarn. Amazing views, nice people, and a lot to see, although you would not spend more than an hour at this place, it is not really big. Worth your money,...More

Thank Awer2015
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Wonderful setting. Historical relic! Health & Safety would have a field day. If you have children or are unsure on your feet/suffer from vertigo - think twice!!!

Thank tumbleYorkshire_GB
Reviewed 25 July 2014

We started off by watching a movie on the history of the Chateau and the surrounding area in English. It was well done and helped orient us to the place. Then we walked around the castle, using the well-marked signs to give us descriptions of...More

Thank Alicia328
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We visited in early June 2014. Easy free parking up a steep hill. Then quite a steep walk upto the entrance and then more steps and a climb to the top. The view from the top is worth the effort. Well put together information sheet...More

Thank Hugh and Penny R
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