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Chateau de Pesteils, Aurillac

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Castle Tourist Spot
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • An amazing place to visit, a marvelous castle with a beautiful landscape. All furnished with lovely arts. Lots of different attractions in summer, with real knights and horses, artists and historians ...  more »
  • Stunning setting and the kids loved the special medieval day featuring jousting knights, sword fighting, jesters all within the beautiful gardens in front of the chateau. A highly recommended day out ...  more »
  • I would first like to thank staff who works in the Castle (the hostess of the ticket office, the gardener and the couple who dress up in period costume) for their warm welcome and their many tips on the history of this castle and sites or course not to be missed in the region. This castle has a large wingspan and a privileged situation on the Valley it dominates. The rooms are furnished and the tour of the Dungeon.
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  • Nice visit with passionate people. Nice in the summer.
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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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  • A castle is sublime with a welcome perfect 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. A big congratulations to the owners and staff
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  • Beautiful and very funny: we are witnessing a mini play with characters dressed in time.
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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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