What to Expect
- Free to enter the castle
- Open all year
- Step inside a 6th century castle
- Fantastic views over the valley from the castle ramparts
30 - 40 minute amble to the castle from the house
Starting from the doorsteps of La Vielle Ferme walk down into the village square. Follow the road signposted to Luchon and Ferrerre. As you reach a large bend veering left take the track up to the right signposted to Maison de Source.
The footpath begins as you enter the grounds of the Maison de Source (a nice park, Museum and BBQ/Picnic area with river running through it). You can join the path by veering up left after entering the grounds of the Maison de Source or pick up the track just behind the main Museum building.
The shady track passes through the woodland and you will start to notice that you are on an ancient road with clearly defined walls either side dating back many centuries, it could easily be a scene straight out of the Hobbit.
Bramevaque Castle itself is open all year, free to enter and well worth climbing the steps up to the rooftop turrets. The views over the Barousse Valley from this elevated position are spectacular.
Walk down the other side of the castle and you will soon be in Bramevaque village. A quaint, peaceful collection of houses from where you can join the main road back up to Maueon Barousse to make it a circular route