Château de Gavaudun

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Location : In the countryside

Province : Black Périgord

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 is awakened by morning tales, stone-cutting workshops, family treasure hunts, a medieval fair... and abseiling and a zip wire from the top of the Castle's tower.

      Consult our website for the dates of these animations.

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Traveller Reviews

4.4 sur 5 345 reviews

  • Sven Goossens

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Sven Goossens on 30/07/2019

    Verry nice and authentic castle/fort. The castle is almost as it was with only railings added for safety. You can go completely to the top where you have a nice view of the area. There is also a 'treasure hunt' for the children! It has many smal ans steep stairs so prepare for a workout.

  • Orlo van der Heijden

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Orlo van der Heijden on 13/08/2019

    Beautiful location which had an impressive intact main building but the childsquiz was missing a few steps

  • philippe salvat

    3 sur 5 Reviews posted by philippe salvat on 18/07/2020

    Sympz

Traveller Reviews

4.5 sur 5 109 reviews

  • "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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  • "Amazing"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by MichaelandSandie (Lot-et-Garonne, France) on 20/08/2018

    Chateau Gavaudun - fortress historic site and monument built on a rocky spur, towers over the village below and over the valley. In the middle ages Gavaudun valley was also the place where lepers got...

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Address

Le Bourg
47150 Gavaudun

Contacts

Phone : 05 53 40 04 16

Cell : 06 06 40 49 60

GPS coordinates

44° 33'37.52"N, 0° 53'17.57"E

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