Château de Mauvezin

Mauvezin, France

Château de Mauvezin, occupied since protohistory, was transformed into a castrum in the Middle Ages and later into a castle. The castle was built by Gaston Fébus (also Phoebus) around 1380. Following the merging of Bigorre into the Kingdom of France in 1607, it fell into disuse and was dismantled piece by piece, its stones being used for other buildings.

Today the castle is being restored and houses a historical and folk museum of Bearn and Bigorre.


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Chongcharoen Sornkaew (8 days ago)
Fantastic location. Enchanting small fortified castle that is absolutely worth the visit. Easy to park. Easy to reach. Surrounded by panoramic views of the Pyrenees. We were there twice and will certainly go back with our visitors.
Miklos Tomka (11 months ago)
Amazing experience - highly recommended! We have arrived at 6.15 PM (they close at 7 PM) on a Sunday and we still decided to pay the entrance fee to visit. It was well worth it: we were able to see all in 45 minutes : the towers, the war machines. Very well explained and visually represented with "people" in costumes. Apparently during the weekend (earlier in the day) there are various live activities as well - so we may come back with our children to experience those as well. (Note: winter schedule and activities are different)
Nizare El Yadari (13 months ago)
Nice if you are around but Make sure to go when animations are available which usually take place during Sunday and not always the same program better to check online
Niels Broekhof (14 months ago)
Nice small castle for children. Well maintained and informative. Visit takes 1 hour max. Unfortunately entrances fees are quite high.
you who (5 years ago)
Great spot for a picnic with great views and fresh air, there's even a few goats hanging around to keep the children amused.
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