Château de MAUVEZIN

DON’T MISS IT! THE MIDDLE AGES COME TO LIFE !​

Built on a rocky outcrop, the construction of this fortress started in the 12th century  was eventually completed 2 centuries later by Gaston Febus.​

Built on a rocky outcrop, the construction of this fortress started in the 12th century  was eventually completed 2 centuries later by Gaston Febus.
From the top of its towering keep, Mauvezin  Castle dominates the trade route that links Bayonne and Toulouse. The inner courtyard in which catapults and other war machines replicas are exposed is a prime example of its fine medieval military architecture.

Our guides dressed in full medieval attire  bring the visitors along on a journey  through the Middle Ages as they share the history of the castle through its various sieges, wars and political intrigues.

As you visit the keep’s many levels, exhibitions and museum, you will learn about everyday life during that tumultuous period in  history.

We hold daily thematic workshops  during the year for school students (the visit of the castle is followed by  educational workshops: heraldry, coins, measurement units, and archaeology)

In Summer, the castle comes to life every Sunday and bank holiday, with jugglers, medieval songs & dances, theatre performances, and much more !

Our souvenir shop is also the perfect place to find original gifts, as well as historical and artistic literature.

Mauvezin Castle is  a property of  the Escòla Gaston Febus association.

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Blason de Gaston Febus et devise du château de Mauvezin

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  • Medieval Camp 2019

    Medieval Camp 2019

    Celebrations in Mauvezin

  •  New tapestry in Mauvezin

    New tapestry in Mauvezin

    The"Dame à la Licorne" took her legitime place

  • Clôture du Camp Médiéval à Mauvezin

    Clôture du Camp Médiéval à Mauvezin

    Le Château était à la fête

  • Restauration terminée

    Restauration terminée

    Tableau du "Drame d'Orthez" restauré

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