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Open to the public from Thuesday to Sunday beginning from May 1st to August 31th.
Guided visit (about 50 min) in french at 10h and 11h and afternoon at 14h, 15h, 16h, 17h.
from September 1st to April 30th open only Saturdays and Sundays at 14h, 15h, 16h, 17h (except bank holidays).
Groups all over the year only on reservation.
Coming from Lezoux or Courpière (Road D223), after having passed through a forest (2,5 km), park your car in the private car park next to the castle and you will discover an incredible view of the Limagne plain and the Puys mountain range.
A little road climbs from Ravel-Village to the castle, but it is too narrow for buses or caravans.
A guide will meet you beneath the arches.
The tour starts by the grounds, the courtyard of honour, the stables and the “State room”, with one of the first heraldic frescos in France, where the King Philippe le Bel and his chancellor Pierre Flote comment the main events of their time.
Inside the castle, you will visit thirteen rooms, exclusively furbished with period furniture.
Château de Ravel
63190 Ravel (near Thiers)
Tel: +33 4 73 62 95 15+33 4 73 62 95 15+33 4 73 62 95 15
Joseph ACHKAR et Michel CHARRIERE
GPS-Waypoint: N 45 46 58.9 E 3 24 00.9 or
latitude "45.783022" longitude "3.400247"