The majestic ruins of the castle give an idea of its powerful past ; the castle of Penne was a fortress erected to protect the valley of the Aveyron.
It was probably built in the Merovingian period (430-740 period). The first mention of the castle in a document was in the year 825.
It has been the subject of many battles during all periods of history (crusade against the Cathars, hundred years’ war, etc..) until it was dismantled in 1586. Today work for a gradual restoration is ongoing ; this began in 2006.
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