11th-century keep, 15th - 17th-century castle, an astonishing 19th-century trompe l'œil façade. Inside the castle, there are two floors of furnished period rooms where temporary exhibitions can be admired. (Read more)

Two castles in once:
- The old castle with facade from the 11th century, the bartizan and the north facade which is partly ruined from the 15th century, the optical illusion from the 19th century, "hiding the ruins".
- The new castle which was built in the 17th century containing rooms and items from the 15th century (an expansion was done at this time); important transformations were done at the first level in the 19th century.
First dungeon from the 12th century is still visible from the castle'park.
The Renaissance castle, with massive transformations during the 19th century, combined military, prestigious and housing functions.

You can dicover three modern art exhibitions by year (in spring, summer and autumn) and chamber music concerts in summer. Timetables are availabe at the intercommunal tourist office. Sometimes, the castle hosts ceremonies.

Alba castle is listed in the inventory of Historic Monuments. It has an important public interest with his ancient city, his medieval village and his geological nature.

Openings

From 18/03 to 29/05, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.
On public holidays from 2 pm to 6 pm.

From 30/05 to 17/06, every Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 18/06 to 17/09, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10.30 am and 6.30 pm.

From 20/09 to 01/11, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.
On public holidays: from 2 pm to 6 pm.

Prices

Adult: 7 €
Child : from 3.50 € (From 8 to 15 years old.)
Disabled: 4 €
Group adults: from 4 € (Advance booking required, from 10 to 50 people.)
Group children : 2 € (School group).

Free entry for children < 8 years.
Child entry valid for 8 - 15 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Payment method(s) accepted

Cheque Chèques Vacances Cash Credit transfer

Equipements

  • Exhibition space
  • Car park

Services

  • Pets welcome
  • Room hire
  • Guided tours

Activités

  • Concert
  • Temporary exhibition

Average length of visit : 30 min

Average length of visit for groups : 60 min

Alba Castle

89 Place du Château

07400 Alba-la-Romaine