Château de Florac

Florac, France

The Château de Florac was originally built in the 13th century and then rebuilt in the 17th century. It originally belonged to the Barony of Anduze and passed through a number of feudal families. The castle was entirely rebuilt in 1652 after the Wars of Religion. During the French Revolution, the castle was turned into a 'salt loft' for storing salt. It was then used as a prison in the 19th century.

Since 1976, the castle has been the headquarters of the Cévennes National Park, who restored it. The ground and first floors house an exhibition on the National Park (landscape, flora, fauna and activities connected with the park). The information centre has details of hiking, guided tours, accommodation and écomusées (open-air museums) in the park.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Tom Van Cauwenbergh (9 months ago)
Very beautiful area for hiking with many available facilities to spend the night.
Charles Curpen (11 months ago)
Great place for long walk , and see the wildlife,
Kim McNeill (2 years ago)
Stunning
assala j. (2 years ago)
A nice forest to be in ... Mainly we saw nuts trees and we had a small festival for the area. Don't forget the "insect repellent" spray ..but it is a nice place for a short walk or for hiking as well.
Aukje van der Veen (3 years ago)
Beautiful nature, wonderful little pathways throughout the environment. Absolutely gorgeous! Also a wide variety of rocks ?
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