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Peaceful even in August and a real must-see!

We almost didn't bother with Polignac after seeing most of what there is to see in nearby... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Breathtaking view and peaceful surroundings

Beautiful place to see. I love the Auvergne region and this Fortress is a must to visit. Full of... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Saint-Etienne, France
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Perched on the top of a volcanic rock which serves as a pedestal, the fortress of Polignac is the birth place of one of the most illustrious families in the history of France. The castle is not only an extraordinary sight in the landscape, it also...more
| Billetterie Place de L'eglise, 43000 Polignac, France
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

We almost didn't bother with Polignac after seeing most of what there is to see in nearby Le-Puy-en-Velay. I'm so glad we made the effort! I don't really enjoy the rigidity of guided tours and this place was a joy to wander around by ourselves....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RUTH W
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place to see. I love the Auvergne region and this Fortress is a must to visit. Full of history and very interesting place to discover

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We parked in the small car park at the bottom of the hill close to some picnic tables where we enjoyed lunch before heading up into the village and the castle. Even if you have bought your ticket in advance still call in to the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Moriston
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

From the village it's a fairly short but relatively steep walk up to the fortress. Pay for the admission at the tourist office in the square before going up and they'll give you tokens for the turnstile. The tower is fantastic with access all the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank sickofscreennames666
Reviewed 19 October 2016

It is a steep walk up to get to the fort but well worth the effort. It is somewhat reminiscient of Les Baux in Provence and certainly would have been an amazing stronghold. A bit cold an draughty in winter no doubt but pretty safe...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Ewingston
Reviewed 10 August 2016

great walk from Le Puy-en-Velay (about 10Km) and great view from the fortress across the valley all the way to the horisont

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Marininlon
Reviewed 27 August 2015

So much to see and do! Perfect for children, games laid out to play ( adults were enjoying them too!) Interest for historians, cooks, gardeners and folk who like to walk and explore. A brilliant morning.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank mfeakin
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We love capturing castles and this was a very good one to do. It dominates the surrounding countryside and the leaflet in English described the castle and its history very well. We had a delightful sunny day with beautiful views. It was great looking down...More

Date of experience: August 2014
4  Thank Chris R
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Charming site, not busy. The ruins are so interesting, and the lava plug-top location is unique. Great views of the surrounding valley, down to Le Puy, and south to the mountains.

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank ballardbridge
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