Discover Murol, a medieval jewel nestled in the heart of Auvergne

Welcome to Murol, an enchanting medieval treasure located in the heart of Auvergne. Immerse yourself in the heart of the history and beauty of this village full of mysteries and legends. Follow the guide for a captivating exploration of this medieval jewel with a thousand and one riches.

Immerse yourself in the spectacular history of Murol Castle

In the heart of Auvergne, Murol stands proudly with its medieval castle which attracts nearly 200,000 visitors each year. Nestled on a basalt promontory, this castle impresses with its imposing silhouette and its strategic location, offering panoramic views of the surrounding volcanoes. Built in the 11the century, Murol Castle is a truly impregnable fortress, famous for its multiple defensive facilities and its rich history.

The writings of Lord Guillaume de Murol (1350-1440), as well as other historical documents, illustrate daily life within this medieval lordship. Stories that immerse visitors in the intimacy of the place, from the funerary chapel to the bastioned enclosure, including the entrance door decorated with coats of arms symbolizing the union of famous Auvergne families in 1455.

An immersive experience in the heart of the Middle Ages

Classified as a Historic Monument since 1889, Murol Castle continues to renew its offering to offer visitors a complete immersion in the medieval era. Among the attractions, we find:

  • The cannon room of 1574, presented by Corporal Pierre, François d’Estaing’s gunner.
  • The banquet hall and the lord’s wardrobe, where visitors can dress in period costumes.
  • A spectacular equestrian duel between knights, “the Duel of the Brothers”, which takes place at the foot of the castle.

Guided tours are led by locals in period costumes, making the experience even more authentic and interactive for young and old.

Magical evenings outdoors

What would a summer in Murol be without its famous cinema-castle evenings outside ? In July and August, the castle becomes the enchanting setting for film screenings. On the program: classics like “The Visitors” and several films from the “Harry Potter” saga, as well as a selection of cartoons to entertain the whole family.

Enjoying a film with the castle as a backdrop is an unforgettable experience, ideal for creating memories on warm summer evenings in Auvergne.

An ideal destination for heritage enthusiasts

Murol is not just a destination for history buffs. Its picturesque setting and preserved heritage make it an ideal getaway for those seeking relaxation and cultural discovery. The village, spread out at the foot of the castle, offers an authentic atmosphere with its cobbled streets and traditional houses. Additionally, the region offers numerous opportunities for hiking and outdoor activities, perfect for exploring the surrounding sumptuous volcanic landscapes.

In conclusion, Murol is much more than just a village; it is a journey through time, an immersion in medieval history and an enriching cultural experience. So, pack your bags and let yourself be charmed by this medieval gem from Auvergne!

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