Welcome to Montaigut castle

A fantastic trip through French History for children and families

 

We offer guided tours in English (by reservation only) or you can get information material to visit the castle by yourself. Montaigut Castle can receive all English speakers.

 

 

The Visit

Montaigut Castle is a small medieval castle / tower which was built in the 10th century.
 
In the 15th century the new owner improved upon the building, doubling its size and putting in lots of home comfort including bedrooms with toilets, modern kitchens and a fountain tap with water.
 
He also made it much more safe, increasing safety by building turrets, high walls and loopholes...
 
During your visit you will be able to see all these things and rooms entirely furnished just as they were back then – you will get a real insight into how people used to live in the 15th century.
 
 
 
 
In Montaigut Castle you will also see something very rare and surprising : old burial places from the 7th century made by merovingians, cut into the rock. There will be a light and sound show telling stories about the graves and the castle.
 

For families : costumes & games

You will have the opportunity to hire princess' or knight's costumes and English games within the castle grounds.

 
For children between 4 and 10 years: 2 games in the castle including one for the youngest children that does not require the ability to read.
 
For families : one big game, outside, 1km long journey around the castle. There 10 riddles, the solution of each one gives you a letter. The 10 letters make the "enchanted word" which opens the "enchanted door".

 

 

Around the castle

- Exhibition: the plaster industrie at Montaigut

- Exhibition: the country life in Aveyron in 1914

- Former agricultural engines and vehicles 

- A chapel exhibiting small pictures of saints

- A medieval garden

- Circular walks with differents themes like plaster, geology and       dams

- Regional, historical documentation centre

 

All these offers are free of charge!

Opening times

July & August : from 10 a.m to 6.30 p.m everyday
 
Between April (Easter) & November 1st : from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
from 2.30 p.m to 6.30 p.m everyday
 
From November 1st to April : from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
from 2.30 p.m to 6.30 p.m from monday to friday

Entrance fee

Children under 6 years of age: free
Children between 6 and 12: 2,50€
Adults: 6€
Groups (10 people, with reservation only): 4€
 
Games in the castle and costumes : included
 
The Enchanted door : 4€/person
      3€/person if they visit the castle too.

Journey

Contact

Château de Montaigut

12360 GISSAC

Tel : 05.65.99.81.50

Fax : 05.65.99.83.41

Email : chateau-montaigut2@orange.fr

If you have any questions please contact us in English or French.

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