Walk to the castle of Tornac - Le Portel des Arnaud
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Today, we propose a walk to the Château de Tornac



The castle of Tornac is situated on the banks of the Gardon before arriving in Anduze.This group of buildings is the perfect place for a stroll that young and old alike will be delighted to discover.

5 minutes walk or drive up the hill and you're there!



The castle of Tornac rises on a hill. It was built at the end of the 10th century by the Lords of Anduze to warn them of any danger coming from the plain.The Château de Tornac has been destroyed and rebuilt several times. It is currently being restored and its ruins contain beautiful vaults, some cellars and a keep.

A little history of Tornac castle



The tower of the Château de Tornac was the starting point of the most important network of signal towers in the Cévennes which leads to La Barre (located before Florac). It first communicated with the tower of Peyremale which was opposite it. During the Second World War the castle was a high place of resistance, sheltering the maquisards who would annihilate a German troop. Here is the link to a blog that retraces the complete history of the Château de Tornac 

The castle of Tornac offers very beautiful views



The old town of Anduze as well as the Cévennes and its memorable Cévennes gates. From the terrace, the view also widens out over the whole plain and all the surrounding mountain ranges.

Here is a video of the Château de Tornac