Châteaux de Bruniquel
The Castles of Bruniquel located in one of the most beautiful villages in France, served as the setting for the filming of the film "Le Vieux fusil" with P. Noiret and R. Schneider. A room is devoted to the exhibition of photos taken during the shooting.
The Merovingian queen Brunehaut or Brunehilde (around the year 600) is credited with founding the village and a first castle on the site already occupied in Roman times by a castrum (fortified camp). On the ruins of this first castle was built the current old castle, in the 13th century. Property of the Counts of Toulouse, it was inhabited by the Viscounts of Bruniquel (1050). In the middle of the 2th century, the Viscount of the Castle, in quarrel with his son, sold part of the estate to a cousin who had his own castle built. It is for this reason that today we are talking about 1840 castles on the same site: the Old Castle or Castel Biel and the Young Castle or Castel Djoubé. Classified as Historic Monuments in 12 by Prosper Mérimée, the two castles offer us some rarities such as the 17th century keep, a 17th century kitchen equipped with a magnificent and very rare kitchen garden (ancestor of the stove) with nine holes, the dining room pageantry refurbished in the 90th century, a chapel transformed into a kitchen, a gallery overlooking the Aveyron river at a height of XNUMX metres.
- Chateau fort
- For all
|Opening hours from March 01 to November 30, 2022|
|Individual adult free visit
|Individual child free visit
|Individual adult guided tour
|Individual adult guided tour - Audio guided tour