Château de Valon

Lacroix-Barrez, France

Château de Valon offers a sumptuous panoramic view of the Gorges de la Truyère. Since the 12th Century, the feudal castle, built like an eagle's nest on the rocky mound, has dominated the Gorges de la Truyère. This mediaeval site is classed as one of the most picturesque in the Aveyron. Traditional schist stone houses with lauze covered roofs overlook two magnificent valleys. The château is reputed for the tales recounted for children, the chapel, a symbol of silence and peace, and the keep, which takes on its full dimension when viewed from the inner courtyard. The château contains three beautiful superimposed rooms. A surprising staircase leads to the terrace, from which there is an enchanting view of the Gorges de la Truyère.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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www.tourisme-aveyron.com

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User Reviews

Philippe Damiens (4 years ago)
Top!
Andrew Burns (4 years ago)
Beautiful place. Great local ice cream in the coffee shop
Alan Hughes (4 years ago)
Fantastic little castle, with charmingly reconstructed interiors and fantastic views from the top of the donjon (although the narrow spiral staircase isn't for the faint of heart). Great spot, cute little village with toilets and picnicking spots.
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