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Century : 
11 th century
XII century
13 th century
Monument classification : 
National Heritage
Rental : 
Town centre
The ruins of the château are commonly called 'the chapter'. The site of the chapter has a magnificent view over the town of Aubusson. The château was built between the 10th and 13th centuries by the Aubusson Viscounts and was one of the most remarkable fortresses of the Middle Ages. It was protected by an oval enclosure, five round towers and a drawbridge that crossed a large ditch. On Richelieu's orders, to prevent the Huguenots having any means of resistance, it was destroyed in 1632. Its stones were used to build some of the houses in Aubusson as well as the Terrade bridge. Nothing remains except a wall of the rectangular keep, the attached wall and the base of the 13th century, square tower. Free entry to the Château ruins
Accès libre aux ruines du château.
Specificities : 
Most beautiful routes in France
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Opening time

Friday, 1 January, 2010 to Saturday, 31 December, 2050
Open all year : 
Open all day : 

Practical informations

No entrance fee : 
Family friendly : 
Access for disabled visitors : 
Animals accepted : 

On place

Carpark : 
Free parking
Equipment and information base : 
Paper documents

Contact "Aubusson Château"

Tel : 
05 55 66 32 12
Tel : 
05 55 66 32 12
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OT d'Aubusson