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Chateau de Crussol, Saint-Peray

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
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. Make Chateau de Crussol a part of your Saint-Peray vacation plans using our Saint-Peray trip builder.
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  • If you're feeling energetic it's worth climbing to the top. It's not a difficult climb per se, but wear decent trainers as it's a little tricky underfoot if you're a proper townie like me. There's not...  more »
  • Both the castle and the views are impressive. You can imagine how people used to live here, with chambers and windows in perfect state of conservation. The entrance is free.  more »
  • It looks rather like a fortress and although it seems quite well preserved and maintained, when we went up the hill to visit it, we were the only living creatures. Nice if you want to take a picture, ...  more »
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  • Nice visit if you stay a day near Valence, good diferent path and hikes for views and calm, maybe very windy
  • 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
  • Great place to have a point to view of Valencia. Departure for hiking. Tables of Spades picnic available.
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  • View superb of the Rhone Valley. Picturesque setting very well maintained and accessible to all.
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  • View magnigique happened once at the top. Too bad the Castle wasn't open
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