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Les Tours de Merle

19220 Saint-Geniez-o-Merle, France
+33 5 55 28 22 31
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A must see

If you are visiting the area you must visit. Ruins are super interesting, kids loved climbing to... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Amazing castle ruins in the middle of the forest!

This place is lovely and well worth making the trip to see it. Transports you right back to... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Sheena L
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19220 Saint-Geniez-o-Merle, France
+33 5 55 28 22 31
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

If you are visiting the area you must visit. Ruins are super interesting, kids loved climbing to the top of towers and looking through cracks and doorways. It absolutely chucked it down when we visited and did get a bit slippery so i would recommend...More

Thank HettiSpagetti
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This place is lovely and well worth making the trip to see it. Transports you right back to medieval times. Surrounded by beautiful forest, it has amazing views from the top. Toilets and souvenir/snack kiosk available.

Thank Sheena L
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Interesting ruins. You are allowed to wander freely, without an irritating tour guide. They also give guided tours (only in french, of course.) The tours are very interesting and you can walk to the top of two of them. More area is roped off than...More

Thank Ivebeeneverywhere99
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Approaching the Tours de Merle is like driving through Lord of the Rings country - forests and great hills, twisting roads and rocky outcrops. The first glimpse is magical and it just gets better! To be able to explore anywhere you want is amazing in...More

Thank Pingalu
Reviewed 15 August 2015

If you are in the area or can take a route past these ruins then do so. Opens July/Aug at 1000hrs - 1900hrs and is a bargain at 6 euros per adult. You are given a basic sheet of the history in English which tells...More

Thank DDJK10
Reviewed 14 June 2015

- great to see the towers when you're approaching - nice to climb th differnt steps - perfect view of the surrounding wood - not to forget: great spectacle with of the knights still guarding the citadelle :-) - 5€ is it totally worth

Thank MeinMuc
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Seems out of the lords of the rings when you see it first time. Definitively worth the visit, having noticed that it is quite far from any big city.

Thank ponth
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

The remains of this feudal fortress from the twelfth and fifteenth centuries are very interesting to visit. Although access is limited, and at times quite hard on your legs too, the insight into the life of the medieval village and noblemen is fascinating. Well worth...More

Thank fragal
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