Unique in Midi-Pyrenees, this underground refuge is rich in history and mysteries.
Formed by a series of galleries and rooms dug out at the iron peak, 142 meters long, the Castela underground is located in the old castle mound below the castle. The regularity of the walls and vaults, which create a very special atmosphere, as well as the ingenious living and defense arrangements always leave the visitor in awe.
A bit of History...
Opened in the middle of the Middle Ages to shelter the inhabitants of the village, in the 13th century it became a warehouse for the lords of the castle.
Jeanne d'Auvergne and Burgundy took refuge in this castle around 1418, where she made counterfeit money and earned the nickname of "forger of Saint-Sulpice".
Its state of preservation is truly exceptional.
The vaults of its galleries are still in perfect condition, and you can discover living rooms, silos, water points, lamp niches ...
The underground is listed as a Historical Monument.
After the visit, come and stroll along the river Agout, have a snack break at the foot of the castle or next to the dovecote. You can also freely visit the different areas in the tourist office: pastel area with video, children's area, free WIFI and a small museum in the basement on the trades of yesteryear.
Saint-Sulpice La Pointe
Rue du 3 Mars 1930,
Phone : 05 63 41 89 50
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