Forteresse de Najac, Najac

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In the Gothic chapel at Forteresse de Najac, stumble across a secret corridor hidden within the walls, linking the Romanesque tower to the spot where you stand. After making your escape, find the last of the Knights Templar, who were imprisoned behind these walls. Also known as Château de Najac, this 13th-century royal fortress brings you closer to the first English occupation, the Albigensian Crusade, the Hundred Years' War, the peasants' revolts, and the French Revolution. From the castle’s exterior, imagine the archers of old aiming through the tall, thin archères, the largest of any castle in the world at a height of 6.8 m (22.3 ft). Arrange to visit Forteresse de Najac and other attractions in Najac using our Najac holiday planner .
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  • Visit is mainly through the Dungeon, part the better preserved and masterpiece of the Capetian crèvecoeur architecture from the time of St. Louis, with at the top a view breathtaking. The rest of the Castle consists of imposing but ruined walls. The explanations on the history of the Castle are unfortunately few many.
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  • Coming in February, still a bit of mist with wonderful photos so to do, from the main village square or the many hiking trails starting from the same place. Unfortunately the fortress was closed at this time but to admire from outside, inevitable in any case...
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  • We travelled to Najac train from Toulouse (Tolosa). The train trip is very simple and fast enough, we did a full day on our own trip. From the train station you have to walk a stretch until you reach the village of Najac, which is slope above a gently sloping Hill. As soon as you reach the people one is immersed in the middle ages. We went by the side of the Church, which was closed, but could admire her outside and climbing its stairs. Then it's nice to walk down the main street of the village with its stoned and go admire the various houses. The interesting thing is that not is a village Comercial-turistico, which gives a note of authenticity to everything what you see there. As it was winter, the castle was closed, but we could see it from the outside and is the fortress, surrounded by greenery and some houses, located in the upper area of Najac and well preserved, and pretty. A village to not miss.
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  • Amazing castle perched on top of a hill. Good information about the castle and its history. View from the tower breathtaking!
  • Amazing fortress on the highest point for miles! Great views inside and out, search for the secret passage... Quieter before midday.
  • Wonderful sites! Bring your walking shoes and be able bodied. Lots of elevated walking.
  • Fan-bloody-tastic. ! Great welcome, the climb is good for you, the views are amazing. I really enjoyed my visit.
  • Amazing castle ruin on a hill top with views over Najac town. Definitely worth the visit. This was at one time being taken apart for rubble until someone realised its beauty and cultural/historical interest.
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