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We walked up to the Chateau on a sunny afternoon in mid June. Make sure to wear a hat or sunscreen as the clean French air combines with intense sun and you will burn before you realize it. The view of the surrounding countryside was...More
It came as a surprise to see the place for real. The entrance was hidden behind the village houses. We followed some people down to the Main Street and then followed the signs to get to the wall. The site was magnificent. We climbed all...More
Take it easy. Climb to the castle. Carry on up onto the plateau and look back the village. Imagine the lives carrying on in the castle, then dwell on the scars to be seen on the walls in the village, and the horror of 20th...More
The chateau at Saint Sat (as the locals call it) isn’t really a chateau at all but a castrum. After the barbarian invasions in the tenth century the villagers got together and built a fortification on top of the hill. It was added to over...More
In summary: worth the walk up the hill for the beautiful view.
In detail: The view is fantastic and the ruins and the small dam are interesting. There are also a number of walking paths past the ruins that offer further views.
There are a...More
Beautiful village with a lovely walk up through the ruins to the chateau at the top. It was great to try and imagine what the place was like when it was originally built. Would be great if some information boards could be provided.
We started our day exploring the village of saint saturin les apts, which was very nice, then headed up the steps to where the chateau lies. There is a chapel up the top, plus a small garden, before you explore the stone ruins of the...More