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Castle of Rochebaron

Monument in Bas-en-Basset

Castle of Rochebaron - Monument in Bas-en-Basset

Located in the municipality of Bas-en-Basset, this medieval castle dates from the eleventh century. This is one of the first castles of the Loire. Listed building in 1951, it is one of the most impressive ruins of Auvergne.

Perched on a rocky outcrop 653 meters above sea level, the castle offers a view. Aided by the viewpoint, one can discover the geographical extent of the area to Meygal.

Six families have followed it: the Rochebaron from 950 to 1434, then-Chalencon Rochebaron until 1618 then the Serpens, the de la Rochefoucauld, the Giry and of Fisicat until the Revolution.

Abandoned, the castle fell into ruins but its restoration began through volunteers and the association "Friends of Rochebaron" created in 1972.

After a slight rise of about twenty minutes on a wide path through the woods, we discover this vast fortress containing several speakers: its gatehouse / fortified Chapel framed its two turrets, two large towers, among others.

A Traditional Archery club for enthusiasts offering many tournaments.

A medieval festival is held on the site in summer. Many participants stroll in period costume and offer any animation.

The castle museum offers an exhibition of various items discovered during the restoration, and educational models explaining the architecture in place.

Opening timesMonday: 02:00 PM – 05:00 PM   •   Tuesday: 02:00 PM – 05:00 PM   •   Wednesday: 02:00 PM – 05:00 PM   •   Thursday: 02:00 PM – 05:00 PM   •   Friday: Fermé   •   Saturday: 02:00 PM – 05:00 PM   •   Sunday: 02:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Address16 Boulevard de la Sablière, Bas-en-Basset
Telephone+33 4 71 61 80 44


Kids birthday in medieval costume to Rochebaron
Kids birthday in medieval costume to Rochebaron
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Castle Rochebaron
Castle Rochebaron
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Spectacle raptors Rochebaron
Spectacle raptors Rochebaron
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Monday 22 may
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Tuesday 23 may
Min. 6°C - Max. 25°C
Wednesday 24 may
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