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Essalois's Castle

Chambles

Proudly sited on its rocky outcrop, Essalois Castle is within the area of Loire Gorges natural heritage site. From one of towers or from the courtyard of the castle, there is a magnificient 360 ° panoramic view over the gorges and the plain of Forez. Different footpaths and a local GR path enable you to explore this remarquable area of interest.

Equipements

  • Picnic area
  • Exhibition space
  • Orientation board
  • Parking

services

  • Educational visits
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information
  • Tour free of charge
  • Guided tours

Prices

Free of charge.

Opening period

From 30/03 to 01/04/2024
Opening hours on Monday between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm. On Saturday between 2 pm and 5.30 pm. On Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 06/04 to 05/05/2024
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 2 pm and 5.30 pm. On Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.

From 08/05 to 07/07/2024
Opening hours on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday between 2 pm and 5.30 pm. On Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Open exceptionally on 08/05, 09/05 and 20/05.

From 09/07 to 01/09/2024
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm. On Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Open exceptionally on 14/07 and 15/08.

From 04/09 to 18/10/2024
Opening hours on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday between 2 pm and 5.30 pm. On Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

From 19/10 to 03/11/2024
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 2 pm and 5.30 pm. On Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Open exceptionally on 01/11.

Good deals

  • Tips : Family walk to reach the castle (accessible by stroller). Children can have fun inside and outside the castle.

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Essalois's Castle Lieu-dit Essalois 42170 Chambles 04 77 96 08 69