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Bruniquel

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn-et-Garonne

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 Bruniquel from above
Village Bruniquel from above
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Castles Bruniquel
Castles Bruniquel
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Castles Bruniquel
Castles Bruniquel
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The village
The village
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The castle
The castle
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Bruniquel
Bruniquel
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Castles Bruniquel
Castles Bruniquel
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Street Bomb Ass / Gate Rocas
Street Bomb Ass / Gate Rocas
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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 gate
New gate
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Castle Bruniquel
Castle Bruniquel
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Aerial view of Bruniquel
Aerial view of Bruniquel
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Street Hospital / door Méjane
Street Hospital / door Méjane
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Castles Bruniquel
Castles Bruniquel
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The Old Castle
The Old Castle
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Gate Castle Young
Gate Castle Young
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Timbered house
Timbered house
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Showroom on the prehistory of Bruniquel
Showroom on the prehistory of Bruniquel
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Reproduction 2 bison cave Mayrières
Reproduction 2 bison cave Mayrières
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Opera Festival castles Bruniquel
Opera Festival castles Bruniquel
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opera Festival
opera Festival
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opera Festival
opera Festival
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opera Festival
opera Festival
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Harvest Festival in the old
Harvest Festival in the old
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Harvest Festival
Harvest Festival
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At the Meeting Creators Bruniquel
At the Meeting Creators Bruniquel
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At the Meeting Creators Bruniquel
At the Meeting Creators Bruniquel
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Scilla bifolia
Scilla bifolia
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Orchid
Orchid
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Ceremonial Hall
Ceremonial Hall
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lapidary room
lapidary room
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lapidary room
lapidary room
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Ceremonial Hall
Ceremonial Hall
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Ceremonial Hall
Ceremonial Hall
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Ceremonial Hall
Ceremonial Hall
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Ceremonial Hall
Ceremonial Hall
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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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The town hall
The town hall
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The village
The village
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The village
The village
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The village
The village
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The Notre Dame
The Notre Dame
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The castle
The castle
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