Historic site and monument
in Goudet

Château de Beaufort

Beaufort is the second Loire castle from its source.
In the 100th century, by order of Lambert de Goudet, the Château de Beaufort was built on a rocky outcrop, a peninsula nestled in a meander of the Loire. Beaufort castle dominates three valleys, 360 meters higher, at 1580°. In the XNUMXth century, Antoine La Tour de Saint Vidal, whose family had acquired the castle by marriage, reinforced this strategic military position by adding a bastion and a tower to the west and protecting the whole with a false bray complete with three perimeter walls. Henri III will make Beaufort, in XNUMX, a viscountcy, equal to Polignac.

In the middle of the XNUMXth century, after major works, Beaufort became a resort adapted to new lifestyles. The revolution will make it a National Good...

Louis XVIII, worried about the political future of these fortresses that remained standing, ordered that the dismantling clause provided for by the Revolution be implemented. In 1824, Beaufort is in ruins whereas, rare fact, in spite of the many sieges which struck it never it was taken.
Since 2008, Beaufort has been reborn... and every year the public can visit it.

This year, health constraints force us to welcome you by appointment: 04 71 57 66 20 / 06 16 34 91 11
We speak French


  • Historical patrimony
  • Castle of
  • Chateau fort
  • Ruins and remains


Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours on request
  • Guided individual tours on request

Group visit services

  • Unguided group visits on request
  • Guided group tours on request


43150 Goudet
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