Chateau de Pesteils, Aurillac

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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. Put Chateau de Pesteils at the forefront of your travel plans using our Aurillac itinerary app .
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  • Infrastructure with good number of cultural elements of various movements (middle age Renaissance). Too bad for the flies on two stained glass windows, but it's not a problem. The archives and searchable documents deserve to be studied and enrich the course. The framework is also superb.
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  • Returning to Lioran, we climbed the top of the village to discover this castle. It is located in a dominant situation, like a lot of Castle, leaving consider an interesting building. Should be not too worried when you take the road leading to it. A beautiful park with beautiful trees seemed a good omen. The reception is rather nice, the ticket is relatively expensive, but if you want to go within the confines of the moat is a must-see. The castle looks old, but actually it's a remodeled building with little respect for what could be a few centuries ago. The Interior is quite beautiful, but you will be limited in access to the various rooms because many are denied access. There is only the keep, which is in its own juice. We were disappointed the visit
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  • We visited the castle in family... Beautiful inside / outside! Interesting paper! Downside... Unfortunately, it has been difficult to visit and navigate the Castle by now because of the visit of group costume... I agree with many comments the entry price is high for the duration and the visit to the castle in him even. We visited several castles in our life and we found this place expensive compared to other notable sites. Despite cela welcome and shop with relevant articles.
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  • Lovely Castle. Explanatory brochures are provided for open houses. The view of the surrounding area is impressive, especially since the Dungeon. Entry a bit expensive, but justified by the quality of the visit.
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  • Wonderful castle with stunning views at the top of the towers. The children made the visit in period costume, it's nice.
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  • We did the animated tour of the Wednesday night "Ghosts". A good time with two players having fun and we fun ensuring a serious tour of the Castle. The tour of the Dungeon is impressive at night! And the highlight of the evening, visit the bats!
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  • Beautiful castle
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  • Beautiful landmark in the region. Magnificent Castle maintained or visit is free or accompanied. Venue for the filming of a famous film with Jean marais. Not to be missed if you are passing in the Cantal.
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