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Chateau de Pesteils, Aurillac

(4.4/5 based on 70 reviews on the web)
The medieval castle, Chateau de Pesteils, is perched on a steep rock of altitude of 750 m (2460 ft). Beautiful 15th century frescoes adorn the interior and remarkable paintings from the 17th century decorate the ceiling. Go inside to view the tapestries, paintings by masters, and the furniture from the 17th century. Walk the spiral staircase to the 40 m (130 ft) high dungeon in a rectangular tower with five floors. Stop at the second floor to view wall paintings from the 15th century called the "Four Heroes of Antiquit"y and the "Master and His Pupil." Remarkable gardens surround the fortress, and there is a permanent exhibit of the 1943 cult film "Tristan and Isolde" that was filmed at the castle. Make Chateau de Pesteils part of your personalized Aurillac itinerary using our Aurillac vacation route planner.
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  • With Anjony, this castle is to visit back a bit in the history of the country of Aurillac...
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  • Very nice visit, great, and the whole place is worth the visit. The staff were amazing.
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  • Children and adults have found their account, a guide who accreditation visit by his verve and knowledge in the workplace. A place rebuilt and restored in a remarkable way for its time. instead of shooting a scene of the "children of heaven" a furniture and mannequins that stigmatize the past. Worth the drive.
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  • The trouble worth the beautifully decorated castle with lots of history and a Dutch route guide there.
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  • Beautiful and very funny: we are witnessing a mini play with characters dressed in time.
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  • A castle sublime with hospitality in a beautiful setting. In response to the previous comment 2 adults and a child at 38 euros does not match any of the rates proposed by the Castle. Congratulations to the owners and staff
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  • Superb Castle to visit on Tuesday or Thursday to enjoy the entertainment on the history of the family.
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  • Wonderful castle with its furniture
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