Located 36 km southeast of Les Genêts campsite, Brousse le Château offers a picturesque landscape dominated by the silhouette of its 9th century castle. Rated by the association as “one of the most beautiful villages in France”, it’s definitely worth a visit!
The medieval fortress dominates the village with its rocky spur. Well-preserved, the building still has a large proportion of its covered way intact, as well as its defense towers, the Seigneurial dwelling, the officer’s lodge and its fortified enclosure. During your visit, you’ll have the opportunity to discover not only temporary art exhibitions, but also permanent museography on the castle’s history, the science behind the strategy and medieval weapons. Children love the setting and the medieval games.
The commune of Brousse-le-Château is about 45 minutes by car from the campsite Les Genêts (38 km). To get there, go to Salles-Curan and drive south on the D44 towards Villefranche-de-Panat. You can stop there to visit the church of La Besse-Vors and walk around the lake that supplies a hydroelectric power plant. If you like the local heritage, take a short detour to Durenque, which houses the François Fabié Museum, a museum dedicated to the poet of the region in his native house (Roupeyrac mill). Then retrace your steps and continue on the D44 to Lestrade-et-Thouels and then Brousse-le-Château.