An explosion in a quarry below Chateau de Crussol severely damaged part of the structure, but what remains is a testament to 12th-century architecture and engineering. In the 11th century, the castle was important in controlling transport along the Rhone River. It was lit on fire dozens of times during France's religious wars in the 16th century. Today you can tour the mostly ruined complex yourself all year round, and guided tours are available in the summer months. Plan a Saint-Peray trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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Chateau de Crussol Reviews
Arkar nSeptember 26, 2017
Ruins of 12th century ,just 15 minutes worth hiking.Windy, panoramic views of Drôme,Valence .If you going from downtown ,take a bus number 8 get off at Jeanne D'Arc stop.Then across the road ,go to ri... more »
Christiane KSeptember 24, 2017
Nous avons passé un très bon moment à découvrir les ruines et l'exposition de ce château. La chance à été de profiter des animations des journées du patrimoine et ce sous un beau soleil. more »We had a very good time to discover the ruins and the exposure of this castle. Lucky in summer to enjoy the entertainment of the heritage days and under a bright sun.
SchwalbaSeptember 15, 2017
Dieses Château beeindruckt nicht mit seinem Erhaltungszustand - mehr als ein paar Mauerreste sind vom eigentlichen Château nicht erhalten, da gibt es vieles besseres - sondern durch die Größe der Gesa... more »This Château is not impressed with his condition - more than a few wall remnants are not obtained from the actual Château, there's much better - but by the size of the entire system. Not only the mansion, but also the many houses of the whole castle complex are impressive wall remnants preserved or reconstructed not only foundations, as usually, but walls up often on window height. Roads and paths to the houses convey a vivid impression of a 'Castle village' below the actual "Castle". The system more like a large ancient archaeological site - just that there generally only foundations or less are preserved – as a medieval fortress. Not many plants in France and Germany, but in terms of the Burgdorf Crussol is second to none. In addition the wonderful view, you can experience even better by a little signposted trail. Unfortunately, the industrial area in the foreground is not the most beautiful sight - but saw the ants - cars - in the roundabouts time uh, that looks like fun already.
Nicolas De SmyterSeptember 26, 2017
Very nice. Great view. The walk up was rather tiresome
Daniel HsuSeptember 19, 2017
Great place to visit without paying fees or parking. No guide but also means no restriction letting you roam the entire ruins.
Pere ViaFebruary 23, 2017
Nice visit if you stay a day near Valence, good diferent path and hikes for views and calm, maybe very windy
Simon LehmannSeptember 16, 2016
One of my favorite places in the Ardeche. You can easily walk around in the area. With some imagination you reconstruct the castle. A lot of elements are still existing (but remain a ruin :-). On top of the castle let you eyes wander around. On good days you can see the Rhone valley, the Vercors and even the Alpes. Simon Visit my website: www.noireblanc.de
Laurens LandkroonAugust 26, 2017
Great 4 hiking
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