The Roure Castle

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.

Description

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.

Services for children

Visit to the castle. A show of the biggest catapult in the world. Blacksmith demonstration, catapult candy shoot, encounter with the ghost of oblivion.

Spoken languages

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch

Themes

  • Industrial site
  • Historic patrimony
  • Castle
  • Fortified castle
  • Medieval town

Labels and ranking

  • Michelin guide
  • Famille Plus
  • Le Routard guide
  • Petit Fûté
  • Indoor
  • Bad weather alternative
  • Qualité Tourisme™
  • Recommended by high heat
  • Health protocol

Booking / Reservation

Activities

  • Activity
  • Children's entertainment
  • Product tasting
  • Botanic trail
  • Shows
  • Handicrafts workshops

Opening

From 01/04 to 05/04/2024 between 1 pm and 7 pm.
Closed on Wednesday.

From 06/04 to 05/05/2024, daily between 11 am and 7 pm.

From 06/05 to 30/06/2024 between 1 pm and 7 pm.
Closed on Wednesday.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2024, daily between 10 am and 8 pm.

From 01/09 to 30/09/2024 between 1 pm and 7 pm.
Closed on Wednesday.

From 19/10 to 03/11/2024, daily between 11 am and 6 pm.

Visit

The silk processing workshop is also open to the public. Thrilling encounter with resident ghost! Audio-guided visits in French, English, German and Dutch.

Individual tour

  • Guided individual tours available permanently
  • Average Duration of the individual tour: 75 minutes

Group tour

  • Guided group tours available permanently
  • Average duration of groups visit: 75 minutes
  • Min. group size: 15
  • Max. group size: 30

Rate

Adult: 14.50 €
Teenager (14-18 years): 11.90 €
Child: 9.90 €
Student: 13.50 €
Large family: 53 €
Family pass: 45 €.

Free entry for children < 6 years, the drivers.
Group rate available for > 15 people.

Payment options:

  • Check
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
  • American Express
  • Online payment
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Credit transfer

Situation

Show itinerary

Amenities and Services

  • Coach access
  • Fast food
  • Guided tours
  • Pets welcome
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Themed tour
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information
  • Wi-fi
  • Covered picnic area
  • Public WC
  • Restaurant
  • Meeting room
  • Private parking
  • Car park
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Picnic area
  • Exhibition space
  • Toilets
  • Entertainments room

Accessibility

  • Hearing disability
  • Not accessible in a wheelchair
  • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move