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The Castles

 

The Auvergne has many castles, the legacy of an exciting history.
Don't miss the Château de La Palice and Château de Busset (Allier), the Château d'Anjony (Cantal), the Château de Polignac (Haute Loire), La Batisse (Puy de Dôme).

 

> The Château de Murol
Rising on a basalt promontory and built in the 12th century, this medieval castle looms over the village of Murol. From the top of its tower, enjoy an exceptional view over the La Couze Valley, Lac Chambon and the Massif du Sancy. Listed historic monument.

 

At the castle, you can enjoy costumed medieval shows performed by a company of actors: the 'Paladins du Sancy'.

They will bring the medieval castle to life. Reconstructed with the greatest accuracy, peasants, swordsmen, ladies and knights invite you to share a few moments of their daily lives; they will all give you an insight into the secrets of the Middle Ages.

 

 

For more information, consult La Route Historique des Châteaux d'Auvergne (Auvergne Castles Historic Route).

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