Château de Mauvezin, Mauvezin

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The Château de Mauvezin is a castle in the commune of Mauvezin in the Hautes-Pyrénées département of France.The site, occupied since protohistory, was transformed into a castrum in the Middle Ages and later into a castle. The castle was built by Gaston Fébus (also Phoebus) around 1380. Following the merging of Bigorre into the Kingdom of France in 1607, it fell into disuse and was dismantled piece by piece, its stones being used for other buildings.Today, the castle is being restored. It is listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.
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  • Castle located in the Hautes Pyrénées 65 and not the 32 Department of the much flatter Gers, the occupants would have had a hard time to see and hold the enemy. spend on this geographic detail, from the region I had the opportunity in the past to visit the Castle. Note the remarkable effort focused on the restoration of the Castle, but it is unfortunately pretty much everything. Apart from a video on the history of the place, video of poor little to do and little explanation. A few gears of war, two or three scenes of reconstructed time is the essence of the visit. Note the inevitable gift shop very busy, regret visit Sunday the 1st of September and despite the signs at the entrance announcing possible animations, no nothing. See so the weather to contemplate the great view of a part of the chain of the Pyrenees and the peak to the South of bigorre.
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  • visit at the heritage day normally free but they charge not right at all c the first time I can see that during the weekend of the heritage
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  • Castle completely restored and run by an association that took care of the Castle. Very nice and the explanation of details all of the life of the Castle. Place to do just for the pleasure of seeing the passion of volunteers.
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  • It was an amazing tour of the castle from the medivial period. The castle and the historical ornaments and weapons are well preserved. Parking is available and it's free. The town is in a crime free zone, so no worries about being mugged. There's a souvenir shop inside the castle and the lady that works inside the shops speaks both French and English. The place is not full, you get to take your time observing the displays.
  • Amazing view. Fully renovated. Nice for kids as well.
  • Great experience for kids. Plus the view of the mountains is amazing.
  • Great little castle. Lots of interesting information in several languages. They often have extra things going on. Well worth a visit. The gift shop has quality items for sale.
  • Not the best medieval castle you will see, but the view is gorgeous and the surroundings beautiful.

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