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Chateau de Tarascon, Tarascon

(4.2/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
Behind the rocky exteriors of Chateau de Tarascon, you can admire important artworks by contemporary artists in well-lit and beautifully adorned chambers. Don't let the artworks distract you from the painted ceilings and beams above; the architecture is worthy of a look, too. Take a self-tour with the help of the visitor's booklet. Perched on a rock and considered one of the most beautiful castles built in Europe, this attraction is frequently packed with visitors. Arrange to visit Chateau de Tarascon and other attractions in Tarascon using our Tarascon travel itinerary maker.
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  • After going in front of a very nice representation of the Tarasque (South side), we cross the moat and access to the castle in front of his small garden. The visit to discover 35 rooms in a remarkable state of preservation, passing on the terrace which offers a beautiful view (to avoid, without doubt, the days of grand Mistral). Pretty painted ceilings. Moving traces of occupants not all volunteers (prisoners, including representations of ships of ancient times graffiti). The brochure that helps to guide is well done. On the other hand, visited rooms are strictly in the raw state, without any decoration to imagine the real atmosphere of the time of King René. Fortunately, there is no temporary exhibit of modern art when we visited... But the history of the XV th century is absolutely not integrated in this visit, and that's a shame.
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  • Impressive building and very well restored/maintained. Pity that the rooms are totally devoid of furniture. We would have liked to enjoy a guided tour, but we were supposedly less than 4, so cancelled visit... (There was yet a lot more visitors in the building at the time of our visit - 20 February at 10:00).
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  • Built by the Rhône, its overwhelming silhouette does not leave guess its elegant interior architecture. Many pieces of the seigneurial House have a beautiful painted wood ceilings (which maybe deserve better lighting). The walls of some rooms, which were prisons, at different times, are covered with graffiti and drawings of boats remarkable (and moving). From the terrace, the view is superb.
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  • The castle was very beautiful. It was in excellent shape.
  • Fantastic preserved Chateau a must visit do not miss the old parts of Tarascon
  • The most: very nice and great castle with a lengthy guided tour passing through the "roofs" with a great view. A beautiful garden in the inner courtyard. Cons: visited parts are completely empty. We would have liked to find at least representations (example: drawings, engravings...) parts such that they were furnished and occupied, in order to project themselves into the history of the Castle.
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  • The exterior does not imagine the beauty of the Castle and the terrace provides a wonderful panoramic
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  • Beautiful ch ^ Castle of middle age. Nice tour in the 15th century, unhappy that there was no more furniture and stagings. On the other hand, must wear good shoes you have to climb four floors, but the effort worth it, an incredible view of Tarascon, the castle of Beaucaire etc. A must see.
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