The Termes Tower Castles in Termes-d'Armagnac

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Opens at 02:00 pm

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Useful information

Location : Countryside

Province : Orthez and the heart of Gers

Services

  • Cash
  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Credit card accepted
  • Open all year round
  • Parking
  • English
    • Located in a small Gers village, the tower of Termes d'Armagnac is the last built vestige of the vast medieval Gascon palace from the second half of the 13th century.

      The castle was built at the “Termes”, that is to say at the limits, of the county of Armagnac in order to assert its power and protect its borders against the county of Bigorre. This exceptional medieval palace remains one of the finest examples of Gascon military architecture of the 13th century. In addition to the square keep 36 meters high, an imposing main building on 4 levels, which has now disappeared, was the palace of the lords of Armagnac-Termes.

      The most famous person who lived at the castle is undoubtedly Thibault, son of Jean d'Armagnac Termes, who joined Joan of Arc at the siege of Orléans. The tower has been listed as MH since 1962 and overlooks the rich Adour valley and its tributary the Arros, while facing the Pyrenees. Each summer is punctuated by a medieval festival and numerous activities.

      Hours of operation:

      • from June to September: open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. closed Tuesday
      • from October to May: open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. closed Tuesday

      Ticket office closes 1 hour before closing.

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Traveller Reviews The Termes Tower

4.4 sur 5 650 reviews

  • arfurPT

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by arfurPT on 24/08/2022

    Worth visiting if you are in the area. Really well renovated and a lot of interesting exhibits. Just note that most of the floors in the tower or accessed via steep spiral steps that takes you to a viewing terrace at the top. A wooden staircase also allows access to some rooms at lower levels.

  • Ian Morton

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Ian Morton on 14/02/2020

    La Tour de Termes is the last remaining part of the Chateau de Thibault de Termes, the companion of Joan of Arc. The tower is well worth a visit on a fair weather day, as the views and countryside around all add to the value of the historic monument.

  • Camille C

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Camille C on 17/08/2023

    We came to Termes for the medieval festival and it was so good! We had the chance to participate in activities like Axe Throwing and it was so much fun, we visited the tower as well and it was lovely, really nice to learn about the medieval culture that took place there ages ago!

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The Termes Tower

Address

La Tour de Termes
32400 Termes-d'Armagnac

Contacts

Phone : 05 62 69 25 12

GPS coordinates

43° 40'19.39"N, 0° 0'46.47"W

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