Dungeon of Bassoues

Opening hours

Closed

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

Opens Friday at 02:00 pm

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Useful information

Location : Village

Province : Orthez and the heart of Gers

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  • Credit card accepted
  • 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 Dungeon of Bassoues

4.4 sur 5 176 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

  • David Nicolle

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by David Nicolle on 19/03/2022

    This small village is steeped in history, after the basilica we go through a must, the dungeon. Imposing monument, damage closed during our visit. It is relatively well preserved despite the centuries that have passed since its construction has today. The walk makes us circulate in the village to discover its vestiges of history. Nice walk, to do.

Traveller Reviews Dungeon of 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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Dungeon of Bassoues

Address

Rue Principale
32320 Bassoues

GPS coordinates

43° 34'45.16"N, 0° 14'51.69"E

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