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For more than two decades there is one week each year set aside for a Festival of the Bruniquel Castles - this is the week and it was, quite simply, about as good an evening as it is possible to imagine.
The setting is spectacular...More
The whole of Bruniquel is extremely wheelchair unfriendly, you wouldn't be able to get close to the châteaux let alone in with a chair so I left the wife reading while I explored.
I found the story of the two châteaux very interesting and in...More
This castle offers a very interesting visit, as it is not a very luxury place, but there you can realize how it was the real life in a middle age castle.
Also as they serve as a location from a movie from 70` "Le vieux...More
Great spot to visit when your are in the lovely city of Bruniquel. And yes, there are really two castle on such a small place, it goes back after a family dispute, and that lasted for more than 3 centuries ! That must have been...More
Bruniquel is one of our favourite villages in the Tarn-et-Garonne area which has a feudal medieval Chateau, medieval gateways and fortress walls. The new section of the Chateau was built in the 15thC and currently has a display of prehistoric artefacts found in the caves...More
Upon approaching Bruniquel, resist the desire to park near the main road, and instead drive up towards the old town where you will find a free car park just below the cemetery. Near here you will also find the tourist office, but beware that it...More
We saw the sign for the medieval village by accident and went to investigate. You can park quite close to the village entrance, but after that it is a steep climb on a hot day!
The buildings in the town are charming and the village...More
Stunning views of the river valley. History and structures going back to the early Middle Ages. Prehistoric occupation of caves on the site. Inhabited until the 1980s (how did they -- the place is a mess?) Warring family built two competing castles on the same...More
We were able to go through this whole building because it was housing a craft fair. The location is stunning--on a vertical cliff--and the structure is very interesting, especially the kitchen in the basement!