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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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De la vallée on voit un château en ruine... en se.y rendant on découvre une village médiéval entier. Bien sûr en ruine, mais suffisamment conservé pour reconnaître les maisons, les rues. Tout en haut ... more »Valley we see a ruined... in se.y Castle making it one discovers an entire medieval village. Of course ruined, but enough remains to recognize the houses, the streets. At the top in the Dungeon there a wonderful view on the Rhone River and the city of Valencia.
Ce n'est pas tant les restes de la forteresse en elle -même qui justifient le déplacement, mais la perspective et les vues qu'elle permet quand on y est parvenu, et aussi l'impression donnée de puissa... more »It of not so much the remains of the fortress in it--even to justify the move, but the perspective and views it allows when this has been achieved, and also the impression of power always present when we get "a tortuous, difficult path" to go with steep stony to access. Tongues, tennis shoes of cities are totally discouraged. If the time covers provide a light windbreaker ouimpermeable, (useless umbrella wind is too violent, and there is baubcun place varying protected and covered in the ruins to shelter of the more, always strong and cold).
Nous sommes allés visiter ce chateau en ne pensant pas découvrir un cadre aussi beau. D en bas on pense trouve une étendue pareille, la vue est à couper le souffle. Très belle decouverte à faire sans ... more »We went to visit this castle in mind not discover a beautiful framework. D down we think such scope, the view is breathtaking. Very nice discovery without hesitation
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
Chloe MatteiI love this place. We had a great time recently at Crussol in party. Medieval activities, shows, Fireworks fire program. A true moment of pleasure for the young and the old. Big favorite for the night show
Janick NGreat place to walk, we can see different varieties of wild orchids, historical place with its castle in reconstruction, protected space
Christian boscHistoric city in the Court of restauration.et remarkable point of view on the Rhone Valley.
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