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Forteresse de Najac

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Address: Rue du Chateau, 12270 Najac, France
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About 600 meters from the centre of the town so it is lovely to go by walk through the small beautiful town and climb to the bautiful chateau Najac. The castle was build in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

About 600 meters from the centre of the town so it is lovely to go by walk through the small beautiful town and climb to the bautiful chateau Najac. The castle was build in the 13th century by at least 2000 men worked for 10 years long. The guide told us the amazing story, architecture and the strategy of the... More 

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A nice walk from the car park (downhill) through the beautiful village of Najac sets you up for a reasonable (uphill) walk to the castle. Worth the walk with great views over the village and river valley. Access to top of the tower up tight stairwell and don't forget to visit the secret passage, both of which shows how much... More 

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Gondrin, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We have seen a lot of castles in Britain and France but this was very interesting,particularly the long slit 'windows' for the archers. The Fortress was well explained in the accompanying Guide and Najac itself was well worth a visit - not too tatty commercial at all with lots of nice restaurants, shopes & a very good, helpful Tourist Office

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We found parking near the church and then it's a bit of a steep walk up to the Fort, but well worth it once there. It's fairly inexpensive & we were provided with an explanatory pamphlet in English: the signs in the fort are in French only. The views from the top of the tower are amazing, lots of steps... More 

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Langley City, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Part of cycling journey....beautiful village with very friendly residents and shops. Took a bit to get up to Najac after long day of hilly cycling but worth the effort.....be sure to hit the Biscuit Shop for home made treats from Najac!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The main tower is in good shape and worth the visit. The view is impressive and such a sight too when seen from the nearby hills. The secret passage is interesting but once you have seen one hundred castles the next is much the same. Worth the fee Euro entrance.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

If you're staying in the area, a half-day visit to Najac is well worth it. Visit the tourism office in the village for a map. Kids can receive a free workbook to guide the walk to the Fortresses (completing a certain number of questions and activities gets them a small reward at the end). Views from the Fortresse are stunning.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Well worth the climb up to the Castle. It sits above the valley with amazing views in all directions. The village of Najac is just stunning.

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Charlottetown, PEI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Parking is at the entrance of Najac so it is quite a downhill then up hill climb to the château. The views from the château back to the town are fabulous...worth the climb up the tower.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

A really great Jem tucked away in the hills of France not a lot happens in December but well worth a visit anytime

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