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Fort-Queyras

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Fortified castle, listed (CMN), 13th C, 17th C in Château-Ville-Vieille

  • This is a 12th century fortress built on a ‘verrou glaciaire’, or hill formed of hard rock at a narrowing in a glacial valley, overlooking the Gorges du Guil. The citadel dates from before 1260. Château-Queyras is located in the Hautes-Alpes and housed soldiers. It was only used twice in the wars between the Protestants and Catholics. The military architect Vauban launched a restoration project in the fort in 1700. Access to the fort is via a drawbridge and this prestigious site was used as...
    This is a 12th century fortress built on a ‘verrou glaciaire’, or hill formed of hard rock at a narrowing in a glacial valley, overlooking the Gorges du Guil. The citadel dates from before 1260. Château-Queyras is located in the Hautes-Alpes and housed soldiers. It was only used twice in the wars between the Protestants and Catholics. The military architect Vauban launched a restoration project in the fort in 1700. Access to the fort is via a drawbridge and this prestigious site was used as a location during the filming of the French film Le Bossu. Open everyday from May to All Saints’ Day (1 November), guided tours available.
  • Environment

    • Near shuttle stop
    • Mountain view
    • Close to GR footpath
    • Overview on river
Services
  • Equipment

    • Toilets
    • Exhibition space
    • Parking
  • Services

    • Pets welcome
    • Themed tour
Rates

Payment methods

  • Cheque
  • Cash
Openings

Openings

  • From June 19, 2021 until September 19, 2021
    Opened Everyday
    * lundi au vendredi : 10h00 - 18h30 samedi, dimanche et jours fériés : 13h00 - 18h30
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