The scene is set!
Surrounded by mountains, a mighty medieval fortress stands tall on a volcanic piton. Welcome to Murol Castle in Auvergne. Get full details about this historic building. The history of Murol Castle, tour prices, medieval entertainment times and all you want to know about this unique place.
At the meeting point between three major routes, the fiefdom of Murol possessed lands that were rich. From its rocky spur, the impressive medieval castle towered above the valley, protecting the population.
Come and spend a few hours living in the age of Guillaume de Murol, knight and lord of his household.
Through guided tours and an experience featuring costumed medieval characters and reconstitutions of the living quarters, Murol Castle shows visitors what day-to-day life was like in a 15th-century castle.
Murol Castle still echoes with the fervour of battle and the day-to-day activity of the Middle Ages. Built in the 12th century, it belonged first to the lords of Apchon, then to the lords of Murol.
In the 15th century, the castle passed into the hands of the powerful D’Estaing family. In the century that followed, it was embellished and surrounded by a vast enclosure wall with adjoining towers.
The castle fell to ruin in the 19th century and the local inhabitants took advantage of its ready-cut stone. The pillaging stopped in 1889 when the castle was classified as a Historical Monument. It has belonged to the village of Murol since 1953.
Did you know...?
Murol Castle has also been a prison and was even the haunt of bandits during the Revolution!
The castle of Murol is open to the public all year round except on July 14th. Visits are possible every day, with an entry at the latest one hour before the closing of the castle.