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Chateau de Murol, Murol

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Castle History Museum
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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  • Animations and the Castle theatralisees who deserve to be seen. Nice getaway to do. Attention goes. Sylvain
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  • We didn't have a good time before... Lovers of castles, MUROL is one of the most complete that we visited, and at all levels. The guided tour by a former peasant, who plays his role perfectly, a real pleasure to listen to him tell us about the life of the Castle and especially his many defences, that our peasant guide carefully detailed us, it was really very nice to learn in a good mood! Another point of surprise, these are different performances in the Castle, one featuring the valet and master John in the High Court, the other below, featuring children (visitors), who were able to learn how to be real Knights alongside Guillaume de Murol and his two servants goofy! In short, an incredible experience to do so you're in the neighborhood!
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  • Accompanied by Messire Jehan, we could visit the castle of Murol before attending a medieval farce and to participate in the school of chivalry! Mixing humor and rigor of the information provided, we spent a magical afternoon... Congratulations to all staff and actors...
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  • It is by chance that I came across it, when went me by car. Breathtaking views for photo enthusiasts and for those who appreciate the medieval side. Updates in scenes and a lot of elements of the âge(après tout c'est un château).
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  • A nice visit. Nice place. Well take the necessary in the case of heat
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  • Great visit, scenes are funny and interesting. Really great for young children and the young at heart
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  • Great tour. Great shows. Return back
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