As the first castle built on a basalt volcanic rock outcrop in the 12th century, Chateau de Murol provided surveillance of several roads overlooking what is now the town of Murol. It was reinforced in the 14th century by Guillaume de Sam who built the keep, a second chapel, and the eastern buildings. The inner castle boasts 10 m (33 ft) high walls built on a basalt base. Next to the keep connected to a smaller tower by a curtain wall, there are two chapels from the 13th and the 15th centuries. A ramp leads to a door decorated with Murol arms and the crest of the d'Estaing family. View remains of the gallery, kitchen, bakery, and several outbuildings; displays of medieval martial arts in the lower courtyard; and also a sound and light show about life in a medieval castle. Chateau de Murol is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Murol Edition.
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Chateau de Murol Reviews
Cindy et Guilla... PAugust 17, 2017
Visite guidée, école des chevaliers. Une fois en haut, une superbe vue sur Murol et les environs. Petit spectacle très bien avec de bons acteurs. Je recommande le porte bébé plutôt que la pousette. more »Guided tour, school of the Knights. Once at the top, a great view of Murol and surrounding area. Little show very well with good actors. I recommend the baby rather than the pushchair door.
steph456August 17, 2017
bravo à ce magnifique voyage dans le temps. des passionnés qui font partager leur connaissances. un endroit a faire pour grand et petits! restaurant à faire absolument. vivement que le projet aboutiss... more »congratulations to this wonderful trip in time. enthusiasts who share their knowledge. a place has done for big and small! restaurant to do. strongly that the project will lead to expansion. I already book my place for a visit.
nadouna54August 17, 2017
Visite guidée intéressante pour l'extérieur et seul pour l'intérieur du château , guide super. On apprend tout sur l'histoire du château. Belle vue des remparts. more »Interesting tour for the outside and only for the Interior of the Castle, guide super. You learn everything about the history of the Castle. Nice view of the ramparts.
Mickael MehdiJune 11, 2017
Cindy BredelJuly 27, 2017It's a very nice tour performed preferably in good weather (beautiful panoramic view on the solid mass of Sancy) who charge you a good part of the afternoon. In addition to the classic tour, several dramatised scenes spread out in different areas of the castle to discover its medieval history. Tickets combined with the visit to interesting torchlight despite slightly high prices overall. Visit torchlight friendly and entertaining.
許維玲August 23, 2017
Jean-claude webertSeptember 6, 2017Welcomed by a guide in holding period. The narration of the story is very humorous. The nod to the architects of the time would be more important, because to launch the assault at the time on this type of fortified building architects and companions of the time had to be genius, and the attackers had to be more than motivated and having properly assessed the loss report and certain material compared to the rate of success and even unlikely rather random success.
Daniel NicoleJuly 24, 2017interesting to see site. The guided tour is significant, done with professionalism and humour. However the guide let us plan to finish the tour! Too bad €9 nevertheless.
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