Castle of Gavaudun Castles in Gavaudun

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm

Opens at 10:00 am

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Location : In the countryside

Province : Vallée du Lot

Services

  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Credit card accepted
  • English spoken
  • Entertainment
  • Groups
  • Parking
  • open 7/7
  • English
    • Proud sentinel dominating a narrow valley classified protected natural site. The Castle of Gavaudun crowns a rocky outcrop forty meters high. It was first a heretical point of reference before becoming one of the last French bastions during the 100 years war.

      Possessed by large families of regional nobility, mainly Durfort and Lustrac, it is a beautiful example of the best architects of it's time. It belongs to the municipality since 1805.

      To visit the Castle of Gavaudun means taking on the unique entrance carved into the rock to discover the amazing architecture of the fortress, enjoy the breathtaking views of the village and understand its history through various guides and recreational activities for children.

      Treasure hunt included with the visit.

      In summer, the castle offers every Wednesday and Thursday in July and August various activities, workshops, shows.

      Consult our website for the dates of these animations.

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Traveller Reviews Castle of Gavaudun

4.4 sur 5 730 reviews

  • Linda Morris

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Linda Morris on 07/11/2023

    It was a great find. Huge with much history! Well worth a visit.

  • David Spencer

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by David Spencer on 13/09/2022

    Loved the place but you need to be a bit of a mountain goat to get round it veiws we're great from the top of the tower

  • Margaret Spillane

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Margaret Spillane on 30/09/2023

    So unusual but the steps are narrow and steep so not for the fainthearted or infirmed.

Traveller Reviews Castle of Gavaudun

4.5 sur 5 132 reviews

  • "Surprisingly impressive chateau with stunning views"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by nlcrj (Birmingham, United Kingdom) on 20/04/2022

    Stunning views across a beautiful village. We had the place to ourselves as we navigated the many steep and winding steps. Going up was ok, coming down a little scary. You definitely need to heed the...

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  • "Interesting history"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Elizabeth N (County Kildare, Ireland) on 28/08/2019

    We took a visit here and we really enjoyed it. The audio gave the history in English for each stage. Be careful on the steps.The views over the valley below was lovely.

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  • "Very interesting"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by peterpiperpickedapec (London, United Kingdom) on 29/08/2018

    A very unusual site with the relatively small castle spectacularly built onto and into a natural rock. Climbs are very steep up very narrow stairs. The views from the top are fantastic. Interesting...

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Castle of Gavaudun

Address

Le Bourg
47150 Gavaudun

GPS coordinates

44° 33'37.52"N, 0° 53'17.57"E

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