Entrevaux Castle - From Ravin du Gros Vallon, France

Entrevaux Castle - From Ravin du Gros Vallon, France
Entrevaux Castle - From Ravin du Gros Vallon, France
Entrevaux Castle sits atop a steep rock outcropping in the medieval village of Entrevaux in the French Alps. It is a spectacular preserved example of medieval architecture with towers, fortifications, a drawbridge, and an inner court. Perched on a formidable location in the Alpine foothills, it overlooks the Var Valley and is a stunning sight to behold. The massive keep, and imposing walls and fortifications are evidence of how it defended the Alpine mountain pass through the Proven├žal region. Entrevaux Castle was built in 1193 and later refurbished in the 17th-century with Bastions and Moorish-style decorations. Visitors will be able to take a tour of the castle, learning about its fascinating history as a stronghold throughout the Middle Ages as well as its function as a prison for certain political prisoners. Today, the castle is a protected historical landmark and a thriving tourist attraction.