The Roure Castle

  • Château des Roure
  • Chateau des Roure
  • Atelier du forgeron
  • Démonstration de tir au trébuchet
  • Atelier du forgeron
  • Chateau des Roure
  • Le plus grand trébuchet au monde
  • Elevage de vers à soie
  • Grande salle du château
  • Chateau des Roure
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Presentation

A medieval château dating from the 15th century, a testament to the Wars of Religion. Explore these authentic rooms, the silkworm farm, the silk ecomuseum and the 360° panoramic view from the donjon. Meet the ghost from oblivion. Trebuchet demonstrations.
The visit of this castle-museum is an interesting insight into the time of the suppressions of the protestants in the area.
Once a stronghold on the ancient Pont d’Arc Road, this 15th century castle and former silkworm farm, held a key position in the Vivarais religious wars until the Camisards Rebellion.
It was here that the Duke of Rohan was given shelter in 1628 by the owner of the castle, the Earl of Roure, a staunch Huguenot.

See the antique tools and equipment once used in silkworm breeding.
Watch the complete life cycle of silkworms from eggs to moths. Cocoons, live worms feeding on fresh mulberry leaves and hatching before your very eyes!

Walk up to the ramparts and enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Cévennes Mountains.
And last but not least, push open the creaky dungeon door, and let the resident ghost give you a jolly good fright!

Take a pleasant jaunt around the estate. Mulberry-tree plantation at the foot of the castle.

Silk workshop museum:
Life-size dummies of a Huguenot family dressed in the period costumes.
Activate the antique looms yourself and watch each step from silk thread to fabric.
Video on the working of silk, filmed in French spinning mills that are still operational today.
Opening day(s)

From Monday 06 May to Sunday 30 June 2024

Every day except Wednesday

13:00 to 19:00

From Monday 01 July to Saturday 31 August 2024

Every day

10:00 to 20:00

From Sunday 01 to Monday 30 September 2024

Every day except Wednesday

13:00 to 19:00

From Saturday 19 October to Sunday 03 November 2024

Every day

11:00 to 18:00

Tarifs

FaresMinMax
01/04/2024 - 03/11/2024
Adult14.50€
Teenager11.90€
Child9.90€de 6 à 14 ans
Student13.50€Pour les jeunes de 15 à 17 ans ou sur présentation de la carte étudiante
Large family53.00€Pack famille pour une famille de 2 adultes et 3 enfants
Family pass45.00€2 adultes et 2 enfants de 6 à 14 ans
Contact
The Roure Castle
Le château
07150
Labastide-de-Virac
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Phone : +33 4 75 38 61 13
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Château des Roure
Le château
07150
Labastide-de-Virac
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 44.352199
Longitude : 4.401662