Visit the casle

The castle today

This rare fortified wealthy house of the southern Rouergue was built between the 14th and the 16th centuries. The castle has four main buildings which are interconnected by towers (Renaissance tower) and form an amazing inner courtyard with arcades.

Mélac, "repaire" -fortified wealthy house- of the southern Rouergue built between the 14th and the 16th centuries by the feudal Gozon family. The castle forms a very contrasted ensemble because of its different architectural styles: exceptional interior courtyard with arcades supporting the galleries on two levels, 15th century watchtower with its original bombards, Renaissance round tower and its cupola storeys, vaulted guards room with rib tufa stone dating from the 14th century, large rougier sandstone fireplace, epic narrative about Dieudonné de Gozon, Grand Master of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem.

During the summer season, enjoy Les Musicales de Mélac festival which is held in the castle inner courtyard. Meet you at Mélac July 21th, 28th and August 4th, 11th at 6 pm.

Facilities & Services

On-site facilities and services

  • Car park
  • Toilettes
  • Coach parking
  • Pets allowed
  • Free guided tour for groups
  • Guided tours

Opening hours & Rates

Time table

- From 2021-06-01 to 2021-06-30Open pour le groupes (sur réservation)

- From 2021-07-01 to 2021-08-31Open tous the jours de 14h à 20h - Monday from 14:00 to 20:00 - Tuesday from 14:00 to 20:00 - Wednesday from 14:00 to 20:00 - Thirsday from 14:00 to 20:00 - Saturday from 14:00 to 20:00 - Sunday from 14:00 to 20:00

- From 2021-09-01 to 2021-09-30Open pour le groupes (sur réservation). Opening pour the Journées du Patrimoine


Cheque, Cash,

Single adult7 €
Adult group4 €
Single child


There are no events scheduled at this castle.
You may consult the planner for all the castles.