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In Termes d'Armagnac, at the heart of the Community of Communes Armagnac Adour, the Tower is one of the three heritage sites of the tourist country of Val d'Adour.


The Medieval Academy offers you an immersive experience in the 13th century on the whole of the historic site.

The visit begins with the acquisition of your entrance ticket to the new reception building at the foot of the castle.

Before climbing the steps of the keep, you can stroll in the shaded park where various medieval games await you, to discover with family or friends; then you can admire the functioning of an authentic medieval forge, the first stone of the village of craftsmen, a real place of sharing and animation.

The medieval keep, the heart of your visit:

The museography has been completely redesigned and reworked to offer you a fun and original visit.

Pierre and Agnès, your two visiting companions will guide you throughout your adventure.

The first rooms provide you with the keys to understanding the site's history, its architectural development and its importance in the 13th century.

Then let yourself be transported 700 years in the past and take part in the stately life of the palace. Explore the kitchen, the armory, the seigneurial chamber and the aula, restored with attention to detail and authenticity.

Finally, the terrace of the keep offers you a breathtaking view of the Adour and Arros valleys, as well as of the Pyrenees chain.

A constantly evolving site

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From 2019, a new impetus to redesign the entire medieval site is driven by the association, in order to offer you an increasingly immersive visit each year.

The village of craftsmen is emerging little by little and will very soon constitute a real fun and educational course. The blacksmith, the potter, the boisselier and many other craftsmen will share their knowledge and secrets with you, bringing the essential crafts of the late Middle Ages back to life.

The equestrian jousting stadium and its entirely wooden bleachers with 330 seats should be operational by the summer. A place for shows and games, this new space will immerse you in the fascinating world of chivalry tournaments.

MonterrAn's cAstrAle mound

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

The castle mound, or feudal mound, is an artificial or semi-artificial mound of earth on which a wooden keep is built at its top. These buildings affirm the seigniorial power and shape the medieval landscape. Today registered, the castle mound of Monterran is one of the largest in the southwest, it is made up of two mounds: the larger one of 4000m², and the second, smaller, on which the traces of the stone foundations of the Romanesque church of Saint-Barthélemy are still visible. The motte, located in the northern forest of Termes d'Armagnac, is accessible from the tower by the PR1 hiking trail of about 5km.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

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