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.

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 23th, 30th and August 6th, 13th 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 2019-07-01 to 2019-08-31ouvert de 14h à 20h tous the jours, jours fériés inclus ,stof le vendredi

- From 2019-06-01 to 2019-06-30Sur réservation

- From 2019-09-01 to 2019-09-30Sur réservation


Cheque, Cash,

Adult Guided tour7 €
Adult self guided tour7 €
Adult group guided tour4 €
Children's group guided tour


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