Château de Boulbon

Boulbon, France

Château de Boulbon was documented first time in 1003 and the current walls remain from the 13th-15th centuries. Today it lies in ruins.


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Rue du Fort 5, Boulbon, France
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)


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Laurence Pouilly (5 months ago)
Very pretty typical village south of Avignon. Nice ruined castle. Very beautiful mill restored in a remarkable way. Very nice environment.
Sandrine Muscat (7 months ago)
Castle which was bombarded but which has a crazy charm, it overlooks the village of Boulbon. place I highly recommend
Klaus Gröschel (2 years ago)
Worth seeing place! The castle is privately owned (officially closed) and is currently undergoing extensive restoration. The place: an idyll. Good view at the windmill!
Jesús Arroyo (4 years ago)
Beautiful castle. The best viewpoint in Boulbon.
Michael Golden (4 years ago)
Another great wonder. This Castle looks mostly intact. Definitely worth a look at.
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