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Château d'Usson et Maison du patrimoine

Historic site and monument ,  Castle ,  Middle Age in Rouze

4,5 Full-fare
  • The Château d'Usson is happy to welcome you again! Information covid19: Mask obligatory, direction of movement, hydroalcoholic gel. Since 2020, you can enjoy the 360 ° view from the top of the tower! Not in a vacuum and access to the reserve room.

  • At the heritage house attached to the castle of Usson, on 700m², you will find a reconstituted traditional mountain habitat, archaeological objects from the excavations of the castle still in progress testifying to us of a seigneurial life from the 13th to the 18th Century as well as the "Lady of Usson".



    Openings:  


    Reopening: May 22-24, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
    June: 19 and 20 and 26 and 27, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    July and August: Every day, from July 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to...
    At the heritage house attached to the castle of Usson, on 700m², you will find a reconstituted traditional mountain habitat, archaeological objects from the excavations of the castle still in progress testifying to us of a seigneurial life from the 13th to the 18th Century as well as the "Lady of Usson".



    Openings:  


    Reopening: May 22-24, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
    June: 19 and 20 and 26 and 27, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    July and August: Every day, from July 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    September: From 4 to 6, 11 to 13 and on 18 and 19, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.



    For groups, open all year round on request and from 8 people (during COVID period).



    Usson Castle is the oldest of the two Donezan fortresses. It is likely that its creation dates back to the end of the 10th century.it is a thousand-year-old site which controlled the valley of the Aude and protected the country of Donezan from any incursion.
    Occupied without interruption until 1794, it was in turn the property and stake of several families, in particular the former lords of So and Allion, and still bears clearly visible traces of this long occupation.
    The revolution of 1789 will sound the death knell for the castle which will be dismantled stone by stone and will serve as a quarry for the inhabitants of the nearest villages. It was not until 1990 that this legendary site witnessed the first actions intended to save it from total ruin.
    Today, the lower enclosure houses the Maison du Patrimoine where 700m2 of exhibition space brings together the history of the castle and more generally of Donezan.
    Usson also offers contemporary exhibitions, events and shows, guided tours and access to the top of the tower for a panoramic view of the mountains and the Aude valley.
  • Spoken languages
    • English
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
  • Groups (Max capacity)
    • 54  Person(s)
Services
  • Equipment
    • Picnic area
    • Car park
    • bus parking
    • Screening room
    • Picnic tables
  • Activities
    • Special theme activity
    • Adult workshop
    • Children's workshop
    • Lectures
  • Amenities
    • Drinking water tap
    • WIFI
Rates

Payment methods

  • Cheque
  • Holiday cheques
  • Cash
  • Rates
  • Reduce rate
    2.50 €
  • Adult
    4.50 €
Openings

Openings

  • On February 10, 2021
  • On February 14, 2021
  • On February 17, 2021
  • On February 19, 2021
  • On February 21, 2021
  • On February 24, 2021
  • On February 26, 2021
  • On February 28, 2021
  • From May 13, 2021 until May 16, 2021
  • From May 22, 2021 until May 24, 2021
  • From June 19, 2021 until June 20, 2021
  • On June 26, 2021
  • From July 4, 2021 until August 31, 2021
  • On January 1, 2022