Donjon de Bassoues

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:30 am - 12:30 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10:30 am - 12:30 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:30 am - 12:30 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 10:30 am - 12:30 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:30 am - 12:30 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:30 am - 12:30 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Opens Wednesday at 10:30 am

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Useful information

Location : Village

Province : Orthez and the heart of Gers

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  • English spoken
  • Spanish spoken
  • English
    • On the road of the bastides and castelnaux, you will be attracted by this dungeon of 43 m high which dominates the landscape.
      Erected in 1370 by the nephew of Pope Innocent VI, it will make you dizzy but also the most beautiful 360° view over the valleys of the Gers!
      This masterpiece of military architecture has a defensive and residential construction with beautiful Gothic rooms, a spiral staircase of 197 steps serving the summit platform, its massive appearance is accentuated by the presence at the four angles of thick buttresses crowned by a belt of machicolations.
      To your photos!

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Traveller Reviews Donjon de Bassoues

4.4 sur 5 161 reviews

  • Henry White

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Henry White on 28/07/2017

    The donjon is excellent and impressive with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. However a lack of other attractions means that bassoues is only worth visiting for an hour or two.

  • Nadine Blondel

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Nadine Blondel on 07/04/2018

    Bassoues

  • Eric Deluc

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Eric Deluc on 01/05/2022

    An essential place in our magnificent department. You will inevitably be well received in this place full of history and will leave with unforgettable images...of life and the dungeon! I love Bassoues and its dungeon!

Traveller Reviews Donjon de Bassoues

4.0 sur 5 38 reviews

  • "Amazing views from the top"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Gale L (Brighton, United Kingdom) on 28/05/2018

    This Historic tower dominates the surrounding countryside, it is a big climb to the top and not suitable really for small children or the unfit. There are good exhibitions on several floors on the...

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  • "Always a pleasure"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by AntoniaTrip (Bristol, United Kingdom) on 22/10/2017

    Do visit this charming and historic tower. The children will love it as much as the adults. Not suitable for those who cannot climb or don't like height s.

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  • "Lovely views with a touch of history"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Y1448EVmatthewc (Middlesbrough, United Kingdom) on 02/08/2017

    Visitedvthis tower end of july. Was lovely views of the local countryside and the small town. Enjoyed reading about the history of the place and learned a lot. A very nice and unexpected day.

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Ride around

Au départ du Domaine du Bilé - 43 km

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Au départ du Domaine du Bilé - 92 km

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2,8 km - Bassoues

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Donjon de Bassoues

Address

Rue Principale
32320 Bassoues

GPS coordinates

43° 34'45.16"N, 0° 14'51.69"E

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