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CHATEAU DE BELCASTEL - ANIMAZING MONDE D'ILLUSTRATION
Visit the medieval castle and its exhibition CREATURA about medieval bestiary. Including 5 life-size and animated legendary creatures!
Built a thousand years ago on a gigantic rock, this magnificent fortress rises above one of the most beautiful villages in the Aveyron region of France. A self-guided tour, rich with historical information, leads visitors over the moat and throughout the castle and its grounds. Only recently was this private chateau, with its lush courtyards, medieval chapels, prison and superb views, opened to the public. Fernand Pouillon, (1912-1986), architect, visionary and award-winning author and Officer of the Legion of Honor, devoted himself completely to the restoration of Château Belcastel for more than eight years after he discovered it in ruins in 1973. Although the Château remains a private residence, its owners welcome the public to tour the fortress, which is both a historical landmark and a sprawling art gallery.
Mythological creatures will gather together in an 11th century warrior fortress to tell their own stories for the first time. More than twenty legendary beasts from medieval times will occupy space inside and outside of the chateau. On the property outside of the castle, six animatronic creatures will be “living” on the property during the season :
Basilisc | Griffin | Phoenix | Unicorn | Cerberus | Stryge
Latitude 44.388843158682874 - Longitude 2.3359616342544554