An exceptional example of XNUMXth century military architecture, the fortress of Penne dominates the gorges of the Aveyron. Climb to the top of the cliff for a breathtaking view.

A medieval village in the heart of the Aveyron gorges

Classified “Grand Site d'Occitanie” alongside Cordes sur Ciel, Puycelsi, Bruniquel and Castelnau-de-Montmiral, Penne is a village in the Tarn perched above the gorges of the Aveyron between Albigenses, Quercy and Rouergue.

From Najac or Villefranche de Rouergue, after visiting Saint Antonin Noble Val, one of the Great sites Occitanie and traveled some pretty winding roads in the valley, let yourself be surprised by this charming village of character.  

Penne Castle

Penne Fortress

Come and relive the fascinating history of the fortified castle and life in the Middle Ages

A magical place

Clinging to a rocky outcrop overlooking the village of Penne, the medieval fortress could serve as the setting for the most fabulous of tales. Windswept more than 120 meters above the Grésigne forest, the site is ideal for bringing the past to life, with stories of battles, princesses and knights.

Go through the large door whose structure resembles the Porte Narbonnaise in Carcassonne! Then enter the inner courtyard, a former stately home where parties and banquets took place. Look up and face at the remains of the dungeon, a symbol of the military past of the fortress, whose irregular enclosure was pierced with loopholes.

Tours suitable for everyone

Listed as a Historic Monument in 1902 and open to the public since 2010, the castle is a real open-air construction site! In the summer period, the work of craftsmen builders will arouse your curiosity. Meet these passionate workers and discover archaeological treasures revealed by the excavations during the restoration of the castle. 

Follow a illustrated interpretive trail which will tell you the story of the fortress of Penne but also the way of life of people in the Middle Ages. Or, soak up this medieval atmosphere by following a guide in period costume !

As a family with children, follow a educational booklet and discover the site in the form of games.

Visit the Penne Fortress

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Opening hours from April 01 to June 30, 2024
Monday Open from 10 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Opening hours from July 01 to August 31, 2024
Monday Open from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Summer nights, Wednesdays from 17/07 to 21/08, 10 a.m. to 22:30 p.m.
Opening hours from September 01 to September 30, 2024
Monday Open from 10 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
Opening hours from October 01 to November 11, 2024
Wednesday Open from 10 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 p.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.
Prices Min. Max.
Individual adult
6 € 9.5 €
Individual child
3 € 4.5 €
Student – ​​Reduced
4 € 7 €
Adult group
4 € 7 €
Child group
2.5 € 4 €
Individual for all ages – Family package
16 € 27 €
Adult group – Friends Tribe package
30 € 47.5 €
  • Picnic area.
  • Toilets
  • Snack
  • Service – Completely outdoors
  • Shop
  • Pet Friendly
  • Guided tours
Firm. Opens at 10:00 p.m.

Penne Castle

Penne Castle
81140 Penne
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