Visit an 11th century castle : Jewel of architecture where art meets history
Built a thousand years ago on a gigantic rock, this magnificent fortress rises above one of the most beautiful villages in the Aveyron region of France. A self-guided tour, rich with historical information, leads visitors over the moat and throughout the castle and its grounds. Only recently was this private chateau, with its lush courtyards, medieval chapels, prison and superb views, opened to the public. Fernand Pouillon, (1912-1986), architect, visionary and award-winning author and Officer of the Legion of Honor, devoted himself completely to the restoration of Château Belcastel for more than eight years after he discovered it in ruins in 1973. Although the Château remains a private residence, its owners welcome the public to tour the fortress, which is both a historical landmark and a sprawling gallery.
Mythological creatures gather together in an 11th century warrior fortress to tell their own stories for the first time. More than twenty legendary beasts from medieval times occupy space inside and outside of the chateau. On the property outside of the castle, six animatronic creatures :
Basilisc | Griffin | Phoenix | Unicorn | Cerberus | Stryge
The château offers guided tours for groups of adults and children:
For adults, a guided tour lasting around 1h15 will reveal all the castle's secrets with a passionate guide!
For children, the tour is adapted according to age, with the possibility of a storytelling tour with a dragon story... To complete the visit, we offer a range of workshops: cooking with magic potion, calligraphy, and a visit to the bestiary exhibition. Contact us at email@example.com to book or receive our brochure!