Chateau de Pesteils, Aurillac

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#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Cantal
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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  • August 10, 2017
    We attended the night tour of the Castle offered with 2 very good players. Accompanied by the ghosts of the castle we found different rooms and the history of the middle ages to the present of this very preserved building and with very many historical parts (tables, furniture). The tour ended in the beautiful kitchen of era by a glass of Apple or grape juice: friendly attention of the castle that still live in the Castle and who hold demonstrations of quality (3 or 4 years ago we saw a very successful medieval party. One small gripe we were a bit too many for these nocturnes. The castle is a magnificent building which can be visited all day during the season.
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  • August 10, 2017
    a visit to do if we're on the region. Very nice Castle very well furnished with furniture corresponding to the different periods of the life of the Castle (a part is private and still inhabited by the family). The Park is very beautiful. Will receive you a booklet with the history of each piece. Children can visit the Castle disguised. Costumed events certain days of the week.
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  • August 8, 2017
    How interested children playfully historical heritage? Coming to Pesteils. We have with our children (ages 4 and 6) participate in a visit guided and organized for children. They may be dressed as Knights or princesses. A story their will be told with the visit of the castle to the top of the Dungeon of the Xive S. (beautiful overlooking the hamlet of Bedford)... A must see! Parents participate remotely in the visit. Our children loved and great photos have been made. Certainly, whiners will talk about price by combining rental costumes, entered adults and children etc... But this is an opportunity for young and old to participate and discover a beautiful castle. Attention, book... But not on the internet. We did it 10 days in advance with the two email addresses and had received a positive response (from Ms. de Miramon itself). The day of our arrival... Nothing. No record of our reservation. It's good that I had the record of my booking request on my smartphone and the friendly attendant at the reception has kindly accept our starters... Coming from Belgium visit in the region, it would have really been bad... Long live the modernity of the mails. In short, call... It's the best thing to do!
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  • September 8, 2017
    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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  • August 13, 2017
    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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  • September 2, 2017
    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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  • September 7, 2017
    Much nicer than I thought. The walkway of the guard at the top of the tower is exciting.
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  • August 3, 2017
    Very beautiful castle, in which we can cross the inhabitants. Beautifully furnished and maintained, it's a real journey in time. It is a really special atmosphere. A must see.
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