Opening dates and hours
In 2016, Coupiac castle is open for visits:
The 27th and 28th March and from the 3rd April to the 1st May inclusive: every day from 14h to 18h.
From the 2nd to the 31st May: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and bank holidays from 14h to 18h.
June: every day except Wednesday from 14h to 18h.
From the 1st July to the 31st August : every day from 10h to 12h 30 and from 13h 30 to 19h.
September: every day except Wednesday from 14h to 18h.
Heritage days: Saturday 17th September from 14h to 19h and Sunday 18th September from 10h à 12h 30 and from 14h to 19h.
From the 1st to the 18th October : Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and bank holidays from 14h to 18h.
From the 19th October to the 2nd November : every day from 14h to 18h.
Tariffs (with or without medieval-themed activities)
Adult : 5 € (March-June; September-November), 6 € (July-August)
Reduced tariff :(child from 12 to 18 years old, student, family with three or more children, unemployed (with proof)): 3 to 4 €
Children from 5 to 11 years old: 2 to 3 €
In the daytime: free for children under five years old and for members of the association.
En nocturne, gratuit pour les enfants de moins de 5 ans et une entrée offerte dans l’été à chaque adhérent.
(more than 10 people)
Adults : 4 € with guided visit (March-June; September-November), 5 € (July-August)
Children : 3 € for the guided visit + 2.5 € per workshop about life in the medieval period (groups may choose zero, one or several workshops).
Self-guided tour in French, English, Dutch and Occitan. Text of the visit available in Spanish, German and Italian.
Guided visit in French or English (minimum 10 people, prior booking necessary)
Shop with souvenirs and products relating to the medieval period
Children’s play area
Photos and films permitted
Picnic tables in the courtyard of the castle
Comprehensive tourist information in the reception area
Types of payment accepted: cash, cheques, Chèques Vacances ANCV, carte bleue (July-August only)
Car park within 50 metres of the castle; bus parking area reserved for group visits
A wide range of local shops and a bar-restaurant may be found in the immediate vicinity of the castle
Coupiac Castle is a member of the Club des Sites de l’Aveyron
– The Commune de Coupiac: www.coupiacsudaveyron.fr
– The Syndicat d’Initiatives of the 7 vallons (local tourist office): www.7vallons.com
– The Aveyron département Tourism Committee: www.tourisme-aveyron.com
– The Rempart Midi-Pyrénées association (association that organises work parties in ancient monuments involving unemployed people): www.rempart.com/asso-union-regionale-rempart-midi-pyrenees/2740
– The Valrance holiday centre: www.relaisvalrance.com
– The Crédit Agricole Nord Midi-Pyrénées bank: www.ca-nmp.fr