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Discover the picturesque hamlet of Castelbouc at the foot of the cliffs, with its medieval castle perched on a promontory. A place not to be missed during your stay in the heart of the Gorges du Tarn


hamlet and castle

In the Gorges du Tarn, not far from Sainte-Enimie, there’s a site with a fairytale feel: the village of Castelbouc, overlooked by its castle. Clinging to the cliffs of the Causse Méjean, the village was built in the shadow of the castle to benefit from its protection. In the mid-20th century, the villagers gradually left Castelbouc to join the villages on the right bank of the Tarn, which benefited from electrification. The last official inhabitant died in 1971 and the village was abandoned. A few decades later, Castelbouc’s popularity revived, and couples bought the ruins and restored them. The place gradually returned to life…

A semi

in the heart of the Gorges du Tarn

The semi-troglodyte village of Castelbouc, with its ancient houses, pretty cobbled streets and picturesque charm, welcomes visitors every year, who also take advantage of the small pebble beach for a refreshing dip in the Tarn. A panoramic view of the village is also available along the D907 bis road (route des Gorges du Tarn).


Stage on the GR736 Gorges et Vallée du Tarn

Located on the GR736 Gorges et Vallée du Tarn, the hamlet of Castelbouc is a stage on this long-distance hiking trail. Stopping off at Castelbouc? There’s a campsite on site, open from April to September. Take the opportunity to discover and visit the village, climb up to the castle ruins and access the village resurgences!


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