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Forteresse de Najac, Najac

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In the Gothic chapel at Forteresse de Najac, stumble across a secret corridor hidden within the walls, linking the Romanesque tower to the spot where you stand. After making your escape, find the last of the Knights Templar, who were imprisoned behind these walls. Also known as Château de Najac, this 13th-century royal fortress brings you closer to the first English occupation, the Albigensian Crusade, the Hundred Years' War, the peasants' revolts, and the French Revolution. From the castle’s exterior, imagine the archers of old aiming through the tall, thin archères, the largest of any castle in the world at a height of 6.8 m (22.3 ft). Arrange to visit Forteresse de Najac and other attractions in Najac using our Najac holiday planner.
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  • Perched on the hill the Fortresse is impressive. We travelled from Toulouse Matabiau by train. After arrining in Najac we walked up the hill. After reraching the place we went in, strolled around and....  more
    Perched on the hill the Fortresse is impressive. We travelled from Toulouse Matabiau by train. After arrining in Najac we walked up the hill. After reraching the place we went in, strolled around and....  more »
  • It is a fortress partially rebuilt and therefore with a large part in ruins. But that's not why don't deserve a visit. It's full of history. The guides are extraordinary and the view is fabulous. A... 
    It is a fortress partially rebuilt and therefore with a large part in ruins. But that's not why don't deserve a visit. It's full of history. The guides are extraordinary and the view is fabulous. A...  more »
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  • This fortress/castle is one of the most impressive ones you will ever see. It's the location that makes it. Sitting on a - at times steep - hill, you can see it from far away. And when you are walking down on the Rue Du Chateau (coming from the village), then it's just a sight to behold. It's picture-perfect. It goes a good way down from the village....until it goes back up again to reach the castle. It's a fairly short walk - a lot shorter than it might seem. If you have a stroller or a wheelchair it's quite an obstacle though. And the steep stairs and the cobble stones can get pretty slippery, even when it's not raining. So be aware of that and be careful. We didn't go inside the castle - we had our Bulldog with. But the best sight of it isn't up-close anyways...it's on Rue Du Chateau when you walk towards it. A wonderful, pretty and magical fortress. A must-see.
  • Worth to visit,take about hour and half,maybe enjoy a lunch or dinner there too for one day trip.

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