Chateau de Murol, Murol

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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. Plan your Chateau de Murol visit and explore what else you can see and do in Murol using our Murol travel route planning site .
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  • Nice place accessible to all. Many markets tt well. Friendly staff. We were surprised to learn that there are tours at this time (not included in the tourist flyers) and so a little disappointed not being able to participate given schedules... too bad!
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  • Family visit. Very well renovated Castle. Pretty fast (1-2 h) to visit because there is not a lot of pieces, but they are well decorated. Very beautiful room of weapons. Wonderful view from the Castle.
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  • The castle is interesting but... the show provided by the guide, as well as his explanations make the experience even more tasty. The entry is not given, but you gotta keep heritage!
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  • Pretty unique, old castle. Lots of old looking devices (a crow cage used for torture for example) and rooms that show how people used to live during the times. There are some small explanations and not too many rooms to see, but just enough and well worth the visit. Look for the little pony and donkey near the bottom!
  • Beautiful view, but 9€ entry is just too much..
  • An amazing midevil castle
  • Beautiful medieval castle of Auvergne to visit absolutely! The animations are very well made and visits guide is very comical in addition to knowing the history of the castle on the tip of your fingers! Once at the top you can have a wonderful view on the region and the charming village of Murol. The only problem is that to get to the Castle, he must earn it! The path that leads to the entrance is very steep, and in summer, it is a real test!
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  • beautiful renovation for this beautiful medieval castle on a rocky spur. Amazing view. Little castle of that time are in in this State. Visit.
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