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    Murol castle

    High on a Basaltic Rock

    In 1100, the lords of Chambre and Murol chose a promontory as the site to build their fortress. Guillaume de Sam finished the interior castle and added the dungeon, the second chapel and the east buildings in 1380.
    The castle has a polygonal shape that continues the sculpted contours of the rock. Loopholes have been cut into the towers.

    Although the fortress bravely resisted many human attacks (in particular during the Wars of Religion), it has held up less well under the more subtle and continued assault of time.

    Since the castle was classified as a French Historical Monument in 1958, it is eligible for important restoration work and will provide a striking example of military architecture in the Middle Ages.

    Schedules and prices

    From Tuesday 1 April to Monday 30 June 2014 :
        Every day, from 10:00 to 18:00
    From Tuesday 1 July to Sunday 31 August 2014 :
        Every day, from 10:00 to 18:30
    From Monday 1 to Tuesday 30 September 2014 :
        Every day, from 10:00 to 18:00

    Admission prices :
        Full price : 6.3 €
        Children from 5 to 12 years : 5.2 €
        Children from 3 to 4 years : 3 €

    Closed on 1 January, 14 July and 25 December

 
 
    tagged as : Culture & Heritage, 63-Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, Castle - Château