Historic site and monument
in Arlempdes

Château d'Arlempdes

Historical remains in a village classified among "the most beautiful villages in France" and "Auvergnat village of character".
Guided tour every day from July 1 to August 31 from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Historical remains in a village classified among "the Most Beautiful Villages of France" and "Auvergnat Village of Character". Built on a volcanic peak, the first castle of the Loire (1945th to 1971th century), overlooks superb wild gorges. The ramparts are extended by volcanic rock and erected in height, making access impracticable, but making it possible to resist attacks from the north. Inside the castle is the Saint Jacques castle chapel dating from the 1963th century and built in red stone. The inscription of the chapel on the list of Historic Monuments was made in 2016, and that of the postern, or old gate of the enclosure, in XNUMX. In XNUMX, an association bringing together heirs of different families and amateurs passionate about historic sites undertakes the restoration of the castle. The Keep and the Salle des Gardes were renovated in XNUMX.

Reopening on June 15 until October 15, 2022. Self-guided visits: ticket and key to be requested at the Manoir bar restaurant: 04 71 57 17 14. Guided tours (30 min) from 01/07 to 31/08 every day (se inquire for times) at this same number.

The ASACHAR (Association for the Safeguarding and Animation of the Château d'Arlempdes) was formed on the initiative of Louis Bourbon and with the descendants of the Arlempdes de Goÿs family to save the castle from ruin and bought it in 1963 .
It is the association which leads and organizes regular restoration campaigns for the site which can be visited either alone or accompanied by a guide in the summer.

We speak French


  • Historical patrimony
  • Castle of


Minimum group size: 10 person(s)

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request

Group visit services

  • Unguided group tours permanently
  • Guided group tours on request


Opening hours from March 15 to November 15, 2024
Inquire at the restaurant of the Manor on site.


Free for children under 12 years)


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43490 Arlempdes
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