Auvergne Volcanoes Natural Regional Park
Murol Castle, a must-visit during your holiday!
Sitting 1,050m above sea-level, Murol Castle draws all eyes. Founded in the 12th century, each year this medieval fortress attracts nearly 150,000 visitors of all ages who come for a journey back through history, to the time of Guillaume de Murol. Whether for its impressive stature, its spectacular view or its fun entertainment, there is always a good reason to stop off at Murol Castle in Auvergne!
And it’s only a step away from this ancient monument that your Sandaya campsite in the Puy-de-Dôme is waiting to welcome you for a wonderful holiday. With its covered and heated swimming pool, fully-equipped mobile homes and chalets, and luxury services, this is where campers of every age love to come to replenish their energy and vitality! The starting point for innumerable hiking trails, come and take a great breath of fresh air amidst the sublime scenery of the Auvergne volcanoes. Between thrilling adventures at Murol Castle and outings in the heart of nature, there’ll never be a dull moment this summer!
Discover Murol Castle with the family
Ready for a voyage through time to the days of knights-in-armour? All summer-long, Murol Castle offers an incredible choice of entertainment that will immerse you in the depths of the Middle Ages. Craft workshops, equestrian shows and falconry displays, your visit with the family will seem just like a medieval fête, as large as life and twice as amazing!
And to make your trip even more fascinating, opt for a guided tour in the company of the castle’s residents. Let them take you off to visit the kitchens, the knights’ hall and Guillaume de Murol’s chamber, whilst recounting a host of secrets and anecdotes along the way. There’s no better way to satisfy the curiosity of your up-and-coming historians!
Visit Murol Castle as a couple
Fancy taking a moment out of time just the two of you? You’ve knocked on the right door. Pass through the gateway and enjoy a guided visit to pierce all the mysteries of Murol Castle. From protective fortress to brigands’ lair, find out all there is to know about the history of this fortress in Auvergne, today a listed historical monument and property of the town of Murol.
After exploring the interior, a very special moment awaits you as you take the wall walk along the castle ramparts. Set high above the surrounding countryside, they offer an exceptional panorama over the Sancy Massif! That alone makes the visit well worth the price of the visit!
Camping Murol Castle: our handy tips for a successful stay
Good news, whether with a guide or not, you don’t need to book your visit: everyone’s always welcome!
Each year, on Ascension Day, the village of Murol in its entirety takes a journey back in time during the mediaeval fêtes!
If you’re passing through the area in July, don’t miss the fireworks launched from the fortress in celebration of France’s national day!
After your summer visit, nothing beats a dip in the vast Lake Chambon just below!