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A very unusual site with the relatively small castle spectacularly built onto and into a natural... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
peterpiperpickedapec
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Brussels, Belgium
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Chateau Gavaudun - fortress historic site and monument built on a rocky spur, towers over the... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
MichaelandSandie
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Lot-et-Garonne, France
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Heretical point of reference at the XI°century, rebuild during the XIII°century, the Castle of Gavaudun, of daring conception, has a remarkable defending system appropriate to the site( entrance cut into the rock, curtains crowning the spur, donjon...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed August 29, 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 architectural features. Plenty of parking, nice picnic areas and a pretty little...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 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 sent the "Lepers cave". There isn't a great deal to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Discover this medieval Castle with children doing a treasure hunt! Starting age 10 and adults: book ahead to climb down the 43m dungeon ! Other activities on certain Times here too. It is also a theatrical scene for plays some evenings. Accessibility is not for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

When we drove round the corner it was very impressive. The village is nice, I guess it is very busy in August, just one other family in the Chateaux when we were there in the middle of September. Great view, as others have said wear...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

In an area surrounded by castles it's hard to stand out but this castle manages that. Once you've gone through the unique entrance the castle's seems a bit of a let down, but it's not. Once you enter the donjon you get to see an...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

This chateau is known for its defending system - like the entrance is cut into the rock . Rebuilt in the thierteen century having great defending system for the height . The historical place also gives you a glimpse into the times . The entree...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Château G, Responsable réception at Chateau de Gavaudun, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Thankyou for your kind comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Gavaudun. We have an english receptionnist that works in the castle, she sadly couldn't of been there when you visited. We have audio and written guides in english so...More

Reviewed August 9, 2017

This castle is amazing. It's really beautiful and breathtaking ! It's well-maintained and there is a lot to see there. We can easily imagine the medieval life and how it was, it's a nice visit to do in family, it worth paying the entrance ticket...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

This chateau is almost exclusively a military site and as such is well worth viewing for the design and structure of the defenses. The audio kit is also quite comprehensive and well worth listening to .

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

Came here by chance. The place is overlooked by Michelin guides, in my opinion. The castle is impressive and really worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed July 13, 2016

Really interesting history, really friendly welcome, parts of castle very well preserved - great way to spend a couple of hours or so, especially if the children do the treasure hunt..

Date of experience: July 2016
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