Château de Mélac is a rare fortified wealthy house of the southern Rouergue was built between the 14th and the 16th centuries. The castle has four main buildings which are interconnected by towers (Renaissance tower) and form an amazing inner courtyard with arcades.

The castle forms a very contrasted ensemble because of its different architectural styles: exceptional interior courtyard with arcades supporting the galleries on two levels, 15th century watchtower with its original bombards, Renaissance round tower and its cupola storeys, vaulted guards room with rib tufa stone dating from the 14th century, large rougier sandstone fireplace, epic narrative about Dieudonné de Gozon, Grand Master of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem.

During the summer season, enjoy Les Musicales de Mélac festival which is held in the castle inner courtyard.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Fabien Lombard (4 months ago)
Very beautiful castle visited on the occasion of the heritage days where we were admirably received by passionate and deserving owners. The restoration of the building is impressive and allows you to observe a dozen rooms ranging from the stable to the souillarde through part of the old manor house. Very beautiful place.
Cécile Marquant (5 months ago)
Superb. Beautiful restoration made with taste and passion. Explanations from the passionate and exciting owner. I recommend!!!!
Valérie Herail (5 months ago)
Superb tour with a guide, owner of the place, charming and very interesting. Beautiful late afternoon in this place of past dreams.
alexis chantelot (5 months ago)
Very beautiful medieval architecture, with remarkable restoration. The castle of Melac is to visit if you are in the area!
Dan Haug (11 months ago)
A nice castle to visit. We were there in the off-season and only got to see the exterior.
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