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Castle of Montaigut, Gissac

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The Château de Montaigut is a castle in the French commune of Gissac in the département of Aveyron.The first traces of the Château de Montaigut date from the 10th century. Built on a rocky outcrop dominating the valley of the Dourdou de Camarès river, it defended the town of Saint-Affrique against attacks from the south. Enlarged and transformed in the 15th century by the Blanc family, it was restored several times before falling into ruin. The association Amis du château de Montaigut, which took ownership in 1968, undertook a massive restoration. The castle was finally saved in 1989.The castle is built on a Middle Ages necropolis.The castle has beautiful vaulted rooms served by a spiral staircase, a cellar, a cistern carved in the rock, a guard room and prison, bedrooms and kitchens. Visitors can admire 17th century plasterworks.Today, the castle has become a permanent centre for cultural events. The Château de Montaigut is one of a group of 23 castles in Aveyron which have joined together to provide a tourist itinerary as the Route des Seigneurs du Rouergue. It is listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.
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  • We had a nice time visiting this beautiful castle and received a very friendly welcome. I recommend the semi-guided tour! Thanks again for a great time! See you again. The Ardeche
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  • Nice family moment, where the kids got to dress up for the tour. There are games for the children. A visit which guided us to learned a lot about the life of the Castle, which is nicely furnished. Although it is not very large, there go all the afternoon there, because nice weather.
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  • A video shows us the different stages of restoration of the Castle thanks to the volunteers. A remarkable work has been done. An educational tour with rooms/rooms furnished with furniture of the time. Possibility of guided tour or only visit with an explanatory booklet. Children can Don costumes and make a game of track, making it the most entertaining tour for them. The view on the terrace of the Castle offers a panoramic view of the surrounding area to admire the of Rougier Camares (Red Earth charged of iron oxide). A nice visit.
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  • All public forecast two hours to take advantage of the visit and the proposed activities. The location is ideal for dating children games and surprises will be to the appointment you. Very nice restoration work has been carried out and continues. Facilitators are pleasant young smiling assets. In short a must!!
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  • Visit remarkable site of the Camares Rougier.
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  • Superb. Many objects has voir.viste longue.tombes discoveries under the ground
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  • Great idea to dress up for the tour!
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  • Not left me an unforgettable
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