Castle of Mauriac Castles in Gaillac

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Location : In the countryside

Province : Tarn - La corne d'abondance du Tarn

Services

  • Credit card accepted
  • Groups
  • Heating
  • Host's Table
  • Internet : WIFI
  • Linen included
  • Open all year round
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Seminar Room
  • Telephone
  • Terrace
  • English
    • The sumptuous Mauriac fortified castle dates from the 13th century. It is a Historic Monument, listed in the Michelin Green Guide and which offers immersive tours in its History, Heritage and Painting. It is one of the most beautiful residences in France. This Castle was restored thanks to its owner, the painter Bernard BISTES (1941-2020) and his family, who have lived there for nearly 60 years and devote a lot of time to its revival, its enhancement and its maintenance. Organized in association, they have at heart to allow this castle, which was the residence and the muse of the painter, to come back to life.

      Guided tours at Castle of Mauriac take place every day from 3pm to 6pm from April 15th to November 15th. They last 1 hour; They take place on Sundays only from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., the rest of the year. Sometimes the castle is privatized for weddings (call ahead to ensure that Saturday is available for a visit). Located in the Tarn, the Castle of Mauriac is at the crossroads between Albi, Gaillac and Cordes-sur-Ciel. Built by order of a Templar, it is today in the middle of the vines of Gaillac wine.

      The visit is intimate and warm, it includes the history of the Castle but also of the family who appropriated it, embellished the estate, recreated the garden (3000m2), it is the work of a lifetime! It is a unique and magical place that is worth the detour.

      The Castle also offers period guest rooms, with different styles. A timeless experience for an intimate and friendly moment, where you will be received as a friend. It is also possible to privatize the Castle for events.

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Traveller Reviews Castle of Mauriac

4.5 sur 5 629 reviews

  • Craig Burkinshaw

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Craig Burkinshaw on 04/03/2022

    Magnificent. The family have been restoring this grand “castle” for 2 generations and the work is ongoing. History. The owner is a real character full of passion. As good as it gets for historical places to stay.

  • Håkon Hobæk

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Håkon Hobæk on 31/05/2022

    Fantastic. Your wife will not be disappointed. Pretty rooms, astonishing view, cool bed, you can sit in the museum like furniture, guide and breakfast included. Excellent

  • Chris -

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Chris - on 18/08/2021

    Good tour of the chateau, the tour guide was friendly, informative and made a special effort to speak English! The chateau was small but had many interesting art and features, plus spectacular views from the new viewing point at the top!!

Traveller Reviews Castle of Mauriac

4.0 sur 5 187 reviews

  • "Surprisingly good!"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Topbanana3 (The Hague, The Netherlands) on 03/08/2023

    We weren't sure that this chateau would be worth a stop but we're pleasantly surprised. You have to join the guided tour which was only in French, but a book detailing everything in English was also...

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  • "Unforgettable time in a medieval castle"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Irene P (Paris, France) on 13/08/2020

    We booked a triple room in Château de Mauriac for my birthday. We arrived in the evening and had a very pleasant welcome from the castle guide. The property is quite unique: it has a very original...

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  • "Not what it said on the tin"

    1 / 5 Reviews posted by Ted G (Strood, United Kingdom) on 02/09/2019

    I felt we got a bit conned by this one, I have a good mind to complain to the French Tourist board. How it is presented on the adverts is not how it is. Essentially the owner bought this chateau and...

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Castle of Mauriac

Address

Lieu dit Mauriac
81600 Gaillac

Contacts

Phone : 05 63 41 71 18

Cell : 06 71 14 96 79

GPS coordinates

43° 57'24.94"N, 1° 55'53"E

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