Brousse le Château
Vacations in Brousse Le Château
36 kilometres south-west of Les Genêts campsite in Aveyron, Brousse-le-Château offers a picturesque landscape dominated by the silhouette of its 9th-century fortified castle. Listed as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in France”, it’s well worth a visit!
The medieval fortress dominates the village on its rocky outcrop. Well-preserved, the building still has a large part of its parapet walk, defensive towers, seigniorial dwelling, officers’ quarters and fortified enclosure.
During your visit, you’ll discover temporary art exhibitions, as well as a permanent museography on the history of the castle, the science of strategy and medieval weapons. Medieval scenes and games are particularly popular with children.
Itinerary camping Brousse le Château
The commune of Brousse-le-Château is about 45 minutes’ drive from Les Genêts campsite (38 km). To get there, go to Salles-Curan and drive south on the D44 towards Villefranche-de-Panat. You can stop off to visit the church of La Besse-Vors and stroll around the lake, which feeds a hydroelectric plant.
If you love local heritage, make a detour to Durenque, home to the François Fabié Museum, dedicated to the local poet and housed in the house where he was born (Moulin de Roupeyrac).
Then retrace your steps and continue on the D44 to Lestrade-et-Thouels and Brousse-le-Château.