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Chateau de Peyrelade, Riviere-sur-Tarn
(4.6/5 based on 85 reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A discovery, during the heritage days, for this magical place: These fortifications "of hell", a spectacular building standing on a vertical rock... typical of the medieval art of Rouergue.
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  • Very warm welcome, a quick visit but that invites you to travel in time through this beautiful renovation of the Castle, not to mention the impressive view. Price of the visit very reasonable.
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  • It's complicated to write on a castle, to see it to find out! Very affordable entry price followed by a short film (if desired) to discover the history of the Castle, we can then visit the site alone or in groups with a guide. The view of the ramparts is splendid and remarkable restoration work! However, that is deserved because we spend our time (from the parking lot) to climb: to avoid if you have pain or real difficulties to walk
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  • Beautiful castle. Lots of activities in the summer. Great for kids!
  • Super, we were lucky there was a live show with real knights! Highly recommended
  • Entertainment was great very nice site great afternoon visit subscription
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  • Great view. beautiful place
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  • I loved the place
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