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The Roure Castle

Opening hours: Du 03/05/2021 au 30/09/2021

A medieval château dating from the 15th century, a testament to the Wars of Religion. Explore these authentic rooms, the silkworm farm, the silk ecomuseum and the 360° panoramic view from the donjon. Meet the ghost from oblivion. Trebuchet demonstrations.

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The visit of this castle-museum is an interesting insight into the time of the suppressions of the protestants in the area.
Once a stronghold on the ancient Pont d’Arc Road, this 15th century castle and former silkworm farm, held a key position in the Vivarais religious wars until the Camisards Rebellion.
It was here that the Duke of Rohan was given shelter in 1628 by the owner of the castle, the Earl of Roure, a staunch Huguenot.

See the antique tools and equipment once used in silkworm breeding.
Watch the complete life cycle of silkworms from eggs to moths. Cocoons, live worms feeding on fresh mulberry leaves and hatching before your very eyes!

Walk up to the ramparts and enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Cévennes Mountains.
And last but not least, push open the creaky dungeon door, and let the resident ghost give you a jolly good fright!

Take a pleasant jaunt around the estate. Mulberry-tree plantation at the foot of the castle.

Silk workshop museum:
Life-size dummies of a Huguenot family dressed in the period costumes.
Activate the antique looms yourself and watch each step from silk thread to fabric.
Video on the working of silk, filmed in French spinning mills that are still operational today.


Adult: 11.90 €
Child : 6.90 €
Student: 10.90 €
Disabled: 10.90 €
Group adults: 8.90 to 7.20 €
Group children : 4.10 to 4.90 €.

Free entry for the drivers.
Child entry valid for 6 - 12 years.
Group rate available for > 15 people.

Equipments and services

Equipments : Car park Restaurant
Services : Pets welcome Themed tour Shop Wi-fi Guided tours
Proposed Activities : Activity
Means of payment : Bank/credit card Chèques Vacances


From 01/04 to 10/04/2021 between 1 pm and 6 pm. Closed on Wednesday. From 11/04 to 02/05/2021, daily between 11 am and 6 pm. From 03/05 to 30/06/2021 between 1 pm and 6 pm. Closed on Wednesday. From 01/07 to 31/08/2021, daily between 10 am and 7 pm. From 01/09 to 30/09/2021 between 1 pm and 6 pm. Closed on Wednesday. Canceled or closed because of Covid-19.


Spoken languages : German, English, Dutch

Length of visit

75 minutes

The Roure Castle

The Roure Castle
07150 Labastide-de-Virac

The nearest tourist office

Marina Geray
Located at: Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
Pont d'Arc Ardèche - Vallon Pont d'Arc Office


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