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Bonaguil, the last medieval château

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This short theme hike goes around the castle of Bonaguil through a vegetation traditional from the Haut-Agenais Périgord: oak-trees, chestnuts, hornbeams, box trees, brooms, etc.. You can see in the woods former iron-ore mining quarries, that remind you the past steel activity in the area. Seven theme boards will show you this land's history, from -7000 AD to nowadays. There is a rare serenity floating in this castle, listed "Site majeur d'Aquitaine" (major site). Built on a rocky spur in the middle of the woods, far from the traffic lanes, . It was build by the baron Béranger de Roquefeuil who, from 1480 to 1520, turned this 13th century castle into a military architecture masterpiece where the medieval defense properties (a remarkable dungeon shaped like a ship's bow, courtyard, barbican...) are mixed with fire artillery.

English version of the map available here.

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On foot(represents the children's activity)
Distance (km)
2
Crédits photos : © Joel Macé (CDT 47)
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