Association "Découvrir Saint-Montan"

Historic site and monument Saint-Montan

This exceptional fortress and village has been restored
and rebuilt stone by stone using traditional materials and
building techniques thanks to thousands of international
volunteers every summer.

"Its construction has 3 stages :
In the first stage the castle is characterized by a small quadrangular building located in the most eastern part of the land relief. It measures 6 m x 7 m with thick walls of 1 m 40. Its construction dates from the first half of the 12th century.
During the second stage a new donjon was built in the 13th century, replacing the old one. This construction in sandstone of 11 m x 6 m contained two stores with wooden floors, a terrace and a first rampart attached to it.
During stage 3 an extension to the castle was constructed at the end of the 14th century : a new complex in a crenelated fortress forms an impressive view on the westside and the highest point of the landrelief. These reconstruction works should be seen in the disturbant context of the Hundred Years’ War.
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Visit

Average duration (group) : 1h

Durée moyenne (individuelle) : 45 minutes

Visit language(s) : EnglishFrench

Information boards : EnglishFrench

Address

Le village
07220 Saint-Montan

locate on a map

GPS coordinates

DD (decimal graduation)

latitude : 44.44163200

longitude : 4.62211800

Open

From 01/04 to 31/10, daily.

Prices

Adult: from 6 €
Child: from 3 €.

Group rate available for > 10 people.

Payment methods

Chèques acceptés

Cheque, Cash

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