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Alba Castle

Dungeon from the 11th century, castle from the 15th and the 17th century, an optical illusion facade from the 19th century. Inside the castle, there are two floors of furnished period rooms and exhibitions in the galleries.

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Two castles in once:
- The old castle with facade from the 11th century, the bartizan and the north facade which is partly ruined from the 15th century, the optical illusion from the 19th century, "hiding the ruins".
- The new castle which was built in the 17th century containing rooms and items from the 15th century (an expansion was done at this time); important transformations were done at the first level in the 19th century.
First dungeon from the 12th century is still visible from the castle'park.
The Renaissance castle, with massive transformations during the 19th century, combined military, prestigious and housing functions.

You can dicover three modern art exhibitions by year (in spring, summer and autumn) and chamber music concerts in summer. Timetables are availabe at the intercommunal tourist office. Sometimes, the castle hosts ceremonies.

Alba castle is listed in the inventory of Historic Monuments. It has an important public interest with his ancient city, his medieval village and his geological nature.


Adult: 7 €
Child : from 3.50 € (From 8 to 15 years old.)
Disabled: 4 €
Group adults: from 4 € (Advance booking required, from 10 to 50 people.)
Group children : 2 € (School group).

Free entry for children < 8 years.
Child entry valid for 8 - 15 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Equipments and services

Equipments : Car park
Services : Pets welcome Guided tours
Means of payment : Chèques Vacances


From 16/03 to 26/05/2019 between 2 pm and 6 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Open exceptionally on 22/04. On public holidays from 2 pm to 6 pm. From 27/05 to 22/06/2019 between 2 pm and 6 pm. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Open exceptionally on 30/05, 31/05 and 10/06. On public holidays: from 2 pm to 6 pm. From 23/06 to 22/09/2019 between 10.30 am and 6.30 pm. Closed on Monday. From 25/09 to 03/11/2019 between 2 pm and 6 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. On public holidays: from 2 pm to 6 pm.


Spoken languages : German, English, Russian

Length of visit

30 minutes

Alba Castle

Alba Castle
Place du Château
07400 Alba-la-Romaine

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