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Alleuze Castle

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Cantal

Alleuze Castle - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Cantal

Set in an enchanting site at the heart of the picturesque Truyère gorges in Cantal, Alleuze Castle has kept some majestic remains of its past as a medieval fortress, perched on a rocky peak and now proudly towering over part of the Grandval Dam lake. Previously owned by the Bishops of Clermont, Alleuze Castle was a base for brigands who spread terror all over the region during the Hundred Years War.

A listed Historic Monument, the 14th-century castle fort, flanked by four round towers, is accessible in a few minutes' walk from the Chapel of St. Illidius. Located downhill from the village of La Barge, which you can reach by walking along a Way of the Cross, this little Romanesque church offers magnificent views of the feudal castle surrounded by greenery.

In summer, there are night-time guided tours, and every two years, the chapel site hosts a sound and light show with fireworks.

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Church and castle of Alleuze
Church and castle of Alleuze
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