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Proudly sited on its rocky outcrop, Essalois Castle is within the area of Loire Gorges natural heritage site. From one of towers or from the courtyard of the castle, there is a magnificient 360 ° panoramic view over the gorges and the plain of Forez. Different footpaths and a local GR path enable you to explore this remarquable area of interest.
Pass Sanitaire obligatoire
- Opening period
- Equipments & Services
- Bons plans
Free of charge.
- Picnic area
- Exhibition space
- Orientation board
- Educational visits
- Motorhomes allowed
- Tourist brochures
- Tourist information
- Tour free of charge
- Guided tours
From 02/06 to 04/07, every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.
From 05/07 to 31/07, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
From 01/08 to 31/08, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Open exceptionally on 05/08, 06/08, 13/08 and 15/08.
From 01/09 to 30/09
Opening hours on Wednesday and Friday between 2 pm and 6 pm. On Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Open exceptionally on 18/09.
Family walk to reach the castle (accessible by stroller). Children can have fun inside and outside the castle.