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Chateau de Peyrelade

| Accès par Boyne, 12640, Riviere-sur-Tarn, France
+33 5 65 62 21 34
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A step back in time

A fabulous castle with breathtaking views of the tarn. We had the immense privilege to see it... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Ceri D
via mobile
Fantastic

This is an amazing ruined Castle. Many steps and sensible footwear needed, but the panoramic views... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
Rufus1533
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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, german, english, spanish), a guided tour or an app in english or smartphones and pads, discover this castle under restoration for nearly 40 years : surrounding walls and walk-way recently opened to visitors, vaulted halls, drawbridge, and the incredible rock-tower that offers spectacular views of the surroundings. In summer, medieval entertainment on tuesday and wednesday and for kids upon reservation on thursday.
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24 Jul 2017
“ A step back in time”
20 Aug 2016
“Fantastic ”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Accès par Boyne, 12640, Riviere-sur-Tarn, France
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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.

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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

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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
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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!!!

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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
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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

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Reviewed 27 August 2013 via mobile

Short drive from peyrelade village (access from Boyne) with good (free) car parking. This is a ruined castle with lots if steps so not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties. View from the top down into the valley is beautiful. If you ask at the...More

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