Visit the casle

The castle today

The site of Valon is rare. It offers a sumptuous panoramic view of the Gorges de la Truyère. Come in through the door- you enter into a universe of history, tales and legends. A staircase straight out of a fantasy tale. The "Petit Roi Titus" (Little King Titus) awaits children at the château.

Since the 12th Century, the feudal château de Valon, built like an eagle's nest on the rocky mound, has dominated the Gorges de la Truyère. This mediaeval site is classed as one of the most picturesque in the Aveyron. Traditional schist stone houses with lauze covered roofs overlook two magnificent valleys. The château is reputed for the tales recounted for children, the chapel, a symbol of silence and peace, and the keep, which takes on its full dimension when viewed from the inner courtyard. The château contains three beautiful superimposed rooms. A surprising staircase leads to the terrace, from which there is an enchanting view of the Gorges de la Truyère.

Facilities & Services

On-site facilities and services

  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Toilettes
  • Picnic area
  • Play area
  • Sound and Light
  • Pets allowed
  • Free guided tour for groups
  • Educational tours
  • Visite
  • Guided tours

Opening hours & Rates

Time table

- From 2018-04-07 to 2018-07-13Opening de 14h30 à 18h30* (* Dernier accès 30mn avant fermeture). Fermeture exceptionnelle le 1er Mai Openings exceptionnelthe the lundis 30 avril, 7 mai et 21 mai - Tuesday from 14:30 to 18:30 - Wednesday from 14:30 to 18:30 - Thirsday from 14:30 to 18:30 - Friday from 14:30 to 18:30 - Saturday from 14:30 to 18:30 - Sunday from 14:30 to 18:30 - Bank holidays from 14:30 to 18:30

- From 2018-07-14 to 2018-08-15Opening de 10h30 à 18h30* (* Dernier accès 30mn avant fermeture). Opening exceptionnelle le lundi 13 août - Tuesday from 10:30 to 18:30 - Wednesday from 10:30 to 18:30 - Thirsday from 10:30 to 18:30 - Friday from 10:30 to 18:30 - Saturday from 10:30 to 18:30 - Sunday from 10:30 to 18:30 - Bank holidays from 10:30 to 18:30

- From 2018-08-16 to 2018-09-16Opening de 14h30 à 18h30* (* Dernier accès 30mn avant fermeture) - Tuesday from 14:30 to 18:30 - Wednesday from 14:30 to 18:30 - Thirsday from 14:30 to 18:30 - Friday from 14:30 to 18:30 - Saturday from 14:30 to 18:30 - Sunday from 14:30 to 18:30 - Bank holidays from 14:30 to 18:30

- From 2018-10-20 to 2018-11-04Opening de 14h30 à 17h30* (* Dernier accès 30mn avant fermeture) - Tuesday from 14:30 to 17:30 - Wednesday from 14:30 to 17:30 - Thirsday from 14:30 to 17:30 - Friday from 14:30 to 17:30 - Saturday from 14:30 to 17:30 - Sunday from 14:30 to 17:30 - Bank holidays from 14:30 to 17:30

Fares

, Cheque, Holiday voucher, Cash,

FaresMin.Max.
Adult self guided tour3 €
Children self guided tour1 €
Free
Adult group self guided tour3 €
Adult Guided tour5 €
Children guided tour2 €
Free
Adult group guided tour4 €
Children's group guided tour2 €
Free

Events

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