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Bruniquel

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Bruniquel - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn-et-Garonne
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Dominated by the silhouette of its two imposing castles, the mediaeval town of Bruniquel, listed among the most beautiful villages of France, is a real architectural gem.

This former stronghold is ideal for a leisurely stroll. Once prosperous thanks to the hemp, linen and saffron trades, a number of reminders of its rich past remain. Taking a walk in its charming paved side streets is like stepping into the atmosphere of pomp and splendour of the Middle Ages, and is a chance to discover several stone residences from the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, some adorned with beautiful mullioned windows. A superb example of mediaeval civil architecture, the Payrol house, the former residence of the governors of Bruniquel, contains murals dating back to the 13th century, a Renaissance ceiling, and a museum with a collection of objects relating to local history on display. When your tour is over, carry on with your walk by heading to the summit of the village, where Bruniquel's two castles stand. These are the old castle from the 13th-19th centuries, and the new castle from the 15th-17th centuries. When visiting the castles, you can admire Queen Brunehaut's tower, the knights' room with geminated windows, and the Renaissance-style gallery and its splendid panoramic view of the Aveyron Valley. A permanent exhibition about Prehistory and the "The Old Gun" by Robert Enrico, which was partly filmed on the premises, along with temporary exhibitions, will complete your tour of this site.

Each year, in late July-early August, the lyrical festival devoted to Jacques Offenbach - the Bruniquel Castles Festival - is the high point of the town's festive calendar.

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Bruniquel

On the edge of Quercy and Rouergue, at the mouth of the Gorges de l'Aveyron, Bruniquel watches from the top of its castles, the confluence of the Aveyron and the Vère.

Bruniquel, a flourishing old merchant city where hemp, flax and saffron were traded, has something impalpable: an atmosphere, an atmosphere, or simply a beauty that leaves the walker an unforgettable impression. Your journey through the maze of narrow and steep narrow streets leading to the castles will be marked by magnificent stone houses with wrought facades, curved doors, twin windows or mullions... And perched more than 90 meters above The meanders of Aveyron, the old castle and the old castle, which like all the old stones feed on legends and actively participate in the magic of this fortified town. These castles served as a setting for the filming of Robert Enrico's film "The Old Gun" with Philippe Noiret and Romy Schneider: a room is devoted to the exhibition of photos taken during the shoot.

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Village of Bruniquel from above
Village of Bruniquel from above
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Castles of Bruniquel
Castles of Bruniquel
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The castles of Bruniquel
The castles of Bruniquel
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Bruniquel
Bruniquel
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The Castles of Bruniquel
The Castles of Bruniquel
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Bombe-Cul Street / Rocas Gate
Bombe-Cul Street / Rocas Gate
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River
River
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House Poussou
House Poussou
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Aerial view of Bruniquel
Aerial view of Bruniquel
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New door
New door
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Castle of Bruniquel
Castle of Bruniquel
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Aerial view of Bruniquel
Aerial view of Bruniquel
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Hospital Street / Mejane Gate
Hospital Street / Mejane Gate
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The Castles of Bruniquel
The Castles of Bruniquel
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The Old Castle
The Old Castle
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Young Castle Door
Young Castle Door
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Timbered house
Timbered house
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Exhibition Hall on the prehistory of Bruniquel
Exhibition Hall on the prehistory of Bruniquel
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Reproduction of the 2 bison of the cave of Mayrières
Reproduction of the 2 bison of the cave of Mayrières
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Bruniquel Lyrical Festival of Castles
Bruniquel Lyrical Festival of Castles
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Lyric Festival
Lyric Festival
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Lyric Festival
Lyric Festival
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Lyric Festival
Lyric Festival
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Vintage harvest festival
Vintage harvest festival
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Harvest Festival
Harvest Festival
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At the Meeting of the Creators of Bruniquel
At the Meeting of the Creators of Bruniquel
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At the Meeting of the Creators of Bruniquel
At the Meeting of the Creators of Bruniquel
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Two-leaf scille
Two-leaf scille
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Orchid
Orchid
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State Room
State Room
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Lapidary Room
Lapidary Room
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Lapidary Room
Lapidary Room
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State Room
State Room
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State Room
State Room
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State Room
State Room
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State Room
State Room
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Lapidary Room
Lapidary Room
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Lapidary Room
Lapidary Room
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Lapidary Room
Lapidary Room
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