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Chateau de Pesteils, Aurillac

#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Cantal
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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  • Beautiful castle which combines the old stones of the Dungeon with the Castle nine of the nineteenth century. Surprises starting with the hall with its really theatrical staircase, beautiful idea that models of wax here and there. The visit followed a dozen locations different and entertaining from the bedroom to the kitchen, the living room in the Dungeon... A regret the absence of guide in the morning where we came! We need to read the comments. More serious, although the castle would require large expensive refreshments (one image), but remove the huge cobwebs of the curtains in the living room would require not a very heavy investment.
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  • Beautiful castle, very nice idea: dress up the children and tell them a story that gives them want to visit to solve a puzzle, and tell the parents "let the children have fun". So the parents can enjoy and children learn with joy and good humor. 700 years of history of a family shared, a treat!
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  • Thanks to the costume couple who was able to interest the children (and parents) to the guided tour of the castle with a tale and a treasure hunt through the different rooms of the Castle. Very nice who left good memories for the whole family!
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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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