Chateau de Peyrelade, Riviere-sur-Tarn

#8 of 23 in Historic Sites in Aveyron
Learn about the historic battles at Chateau de Peyrelade, an extremely important strategic site known for ongoing siege warfare from the 12th the the 17th centuries. Today the ruins are in good enough condition to offer a picture of the castle's original layout. Recent restoration projects have recreated the tall vaulted ceilings, 2.1 m (7 ft) thick walls, the drawbridge, and a rock dungeon. Located on a rocky outcrop overlooking Tarn Valley, the chateau offers many scenic photo opportunitues, including a chance to capture the Gorges du Tarn entrance, so remember your camera. This château is part of the tourist itinerary of 23 castles in Aveyron: La Route des Seigneurs du Rouergue. See Chateau de Peyrelade and all Riviere-sur-Tarn has to offer by arranging your trip with our Riviere-sur-Tarn vacation route planner.
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110 reviews
  • August 17, 2017
    a castle that takes on a rock since the year 1000: nothing that it's worth then an extraordinary view for photos shot an impressive balustrade above great wooden finally if you have the chance to visit during the medieval festivals, you will attend to fantastic real fighting really impressive and interesting a great visit not far from the gorges of the Tarn!
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  • August 14, 2017
    Visit great during a sunny day... the views are breathtaking! Very fun to do!
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  • August 13, 2017
    It was 10:30, and no animations started very on. And increasingly they are not part of the list of reductions
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  • May 18, 2016
    Beautiful castle. Lots of activities in the summer. Great for kids!
  • July 27, 2015
    Super, we were lucky there was a live show with real knights! Highly recommended
  • August 6, 2017
    A little expensive for not much. Or maybe get there when there are animations. The view is beautiful. But it is a castle in ruins in reconstruction. After the work of people who repeat the castles is full of merit. Beware a talkative child, there's many dangers. If not for normal children it may be a pretty decorum, ideal for the imagination.
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  • July 15, 2017
    There is a family at 10 euros package which is more than significant. Just spectacular. Very interesting. On the other hand, to get to the parking lot, the road is very narrow, (two cars cannot pass each other) fortunately there are a few wider passages.
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  • August 3, 2017
    A castle of the 11th century perfectly highlighted. A well studied, views breathtaking. Guides who know their subject. Not to be missed.
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