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Castles (or parts thereof) of Creuse
by Dave • Wed 13 Jan 2016 16:47

Here are few castles, ruins and towers that you might like to visit in Creuse (not all are open to the public but you can look at the outside at least).

Boussac (open to the public and well worth a guided tour)

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Crozant (open to the public but better viewed from a distance with the river view)
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Peyrat-la-Nonière (sometimes open to the public)
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Malval (a ruin and not open to the public but you can get close and see it all)
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Bridiers (open to the public and also has an amphitheatre and a herb garden)
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Re: Castles (or parts thereof) of Creuse
by Dave • Wed 13 Jan 2016 16:53

Here are a few more

Beaumont (not open to the public but you can walk pretty much around the outside)

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Cantemille (not open to the public but you can see it from the road a little)
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Ladapeyre (not open to the public but you can see it through the gates well enough)
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Tour Zizim in Bourgeneuf (Open to the public and pretty impressive outside)
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Crocq (Open to the public and has a very nice view)
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Re: Castles (or parts thereof) of Creuse
by Dave • Wed 13 Apr 2016 11:19

Here are another five

Chateau d'Etang-Sanne (not open to the public but you can walk all the way around on the road).

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La Vauteille (not open to the public but you can walk past on the road)
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Le Chiroux (Not open to the public but you can see it close up on the road and footpath)
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Mainsat (Not open to the public but it is right in the town and you can walk around the outside)
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Pontarion (Not open to the public but you can see it from the road and the riverside)
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Re: Castles (or parts thereof) of Creuse
by sally watkins • Wed 13 Apr 2016 18:47

That's a great list, thanks for posting. I hadn't realised there were so many - I've only been to the Bourganeuf one and seen the Pontarion castle from the road. We'll be over in May for our first proper stay at the house so castle spotting will be on list of things to do too when we need a break from diy!

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Re: Castles (or parts thereof) of Creuse
by virtdave • Thu 14 Apr 2016 20:30

It's considerably more puny than some of the castles in this thread, but this ruin in Sermur is delightful--there's also an ancient abandoned village (just walls and paths, now). You can park near the church, walk down to the old village, or up to the tower.

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Re: Castles (or parts thereof) of Creuse
by edmoraz • Sat 14 May 2016 18:19

It's a pity so many of them are not open to the public.

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Re: Castles (or parts thereof) of Creuse
by Dave • Sun 09 Sep 2018 12:07

Chateau de la Cazine near Noth. This is a posh hotel run by an international chain and also has a good restaurant.

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