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Ruin with a view

This castle site has three things going for it: 1. Ample parking right next to the ruin. 2... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
Toronto, Canada
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Interesting place to stop off at with good parking (if you like semi ruined houses) when you are in... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
Stockport, United Kingdom
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“nice walk”(2 reviews)
“river valley”(2 reviews)
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84230 Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This ruin of the castle is located on a top of the highest hill so everything is beautifully laid-out in front of your eyes. It was a beautiful castle once...now a beautiful historical ruin.

Thank meirgeva1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ended day 6 with an unplanned visit to this wine village. The vineyards were closed to the public because they were in the fermentation phase that produces high levels of carbon dioxide. Winemakers have shops in the village where one can sample their wines...More

Thank NS_Ottawa
Reviewed September 27, 2018

There is not much to look at of the building itself but the views from around it are very good. There is a carpark but we walked up from the town. It is well sign posted to walk and you get to see something of...More

Thank John O
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

The trek up to the top through winding alleyways was memorable. The ruins were good but not great and the views were nice. Pity the cafe and restaurant at the top was closed like almost everything else on a weekend.

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

There isn't much to see here - not much remaining. The views are decent and worth a photo or 2, but not much else.

Thank Winesnobs_Two
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

This is a ruin, only three walls are still standing. Not much to offer. On the other hand it has a great view, you can see the entire valley and the river.

Thank MSS05
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

This castle site has three things going for it: 1. Ample parking right next to the ruin. 2. Remarkable views of the surrounding area. 3. A classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyard along the road to the ruin with the gallets (stones in the soil) that contribute to...More

Thank mbc421
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Interesting place to stop off at with good parking (if you like semi ruined houses) when you are in the area. 30 mins has it done and dusted though but hey its free!

Thank Anita37
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

This ruined castle offers nice views over the countryside and some over the village of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. It's not an extensive ruin but worth a quick visit. The small amount of remaining Gothic vaulting is perhaps the best part to see.

Thank gfsc5
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Impressive location and definitely recommend the walk up the hill to see both the castle and the views.

Thank Truknella
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