Discover Sévérac castle in Aveyron
Sévérac castle overlooks the eponymous village of its hillock which rises to more than 800 meters above sea level. A magnificent panorama stretches before our eyes: from the green plains of the Aveyron Valley to the Causses highlands, find your way thanks to the orientation table. Sévérac d'Aveyron was built around this castle, and village life is punctuated by an extraordinary historical past: in summer, the town wakes up to the sound of street theater, guided tours of medieval buildings and the many activities that take place at the castle and in the village’s alleys.
As of the 10th century local lords established their stronghold at this strategic location. The castle has changed hands over the centuries: the Sévéracs, the Armagnacs and the Arpajons have taken it over one after another. The latter built the large Renaissance-style castle currently under restoration. Don’t miss a visit to this exceptional place, to discover the ramparts, curtain walls, chapel, watchtowers and kitchens. In season, many events take us back to the time of knights, while the sound and light show retraces the village’s history. Discover the castle’s and the medieval city’s fascinating history on your own thanks to the poetic digital tour "Balade des Grands Causses", available on App Store or Google Play.
SITE HISTORIQUE DE SEVERAC-LE-CHÂTEAU
CASTLES AND DEFENCES
Occupied since prehistoric times, the Butte de Séverac culminates at 817m above sea level and offers a superb panorama of the surrounding area. The castle belonged to several families: Séverac, Armagnac and Arpajon. The latter modify the medieval fort into a Renaissance-style residential palace, currently facing south. Ramparts, curtain walls, watchtowers, chapel, kitchen, ... so many testimonials from the past to discover. All year discovering the site in free visit with the History and the plan of the city and the castle. At the castle, free access to the courtyard and the panorama, orientation tables. In the summer included in the entrance ticket to the castle (fee): free or guided tours, medieval theater, shows, entertainment. In summer, in the city, artists and craftsmen, exhibitions, concerts ... The highlight of the summer season: a great sound and light show "The legend of jean le Fol!
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