Castle of La Chèze

  • We speak english, french

From the top of its 4 defensive towers, the Château de la Chèze has dominated and watched over the town of Le Cheylard since the 13th century. Discover 15 rooms of castle life. Self-guided or guided tours, fun and interactive workshops, games evenings.

From mountain castle to middle-class residence:
Built in the 13th century on a dominant strategic position, Château de la Chèze was constantly extended and modified over the centuries.
During the Wars of Religion, it attracted the covetousness of both Catholics and Huguenots, who took it in turns to control and watch over the town of Le Cheylard. Abandoned after the Revolution, it was sold in 1862 to a prominent man, who transformed it into a comfortable pleasure residence.
Tragically, on 6 July 1944, it was set on fire by German troops for hosting the maquis. Left in a state of ruin, it was admirably rebuilt from 1989 to 2018 by the volunteers of the ASPB Association, supported and aided by the municipality and numerous partners.

Rankings & labels

  • Indoor
  • Bad weather alternative
  • Recommended by high heat

Opening

From 03/07 to 29/08/2024, daily.

Prices

Adult : from 6€ to 7 € Child : 5 €
Price Minimum Maximum
Adult (from 03/07/2024 to 29/08/2024) 6€ 7€
Child (from 03/07/2024 to 29/08/2024) 5€

Payment means

  • Check
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash

Activities

  • Groups welcome up to 40 people

Clients

  • Home school groups
  • Cycle 2: elementary School
  • Groups