Chateau de Penne reviews
Penne castle was erected between the twelfth and the fourteenth century and slighted by the protestant faction in 1586 during the Wars of Religion. After four hundred years of abandonment and decay.... more »
Charming and interesting with excellent views. The place is being renovated as it was years gone by, using wooden scaffolding and local tools. There is a short climb but mountain boots aren't... more »
Absolutely spectacular ruined castle on a mind disturbing overhang. The castle is under gradual restoration using (largely) contemporary technology. Fortunately the workmen are allowed to use modern harness given the terrifying cliffs they are working above, but they still use stone mallets and human powered cranes (powered with giant hamster wheels). The guide book was detailed and interesting and views from the top stunning: the castle is situated so it that originally it could defend/prey-upon traffic on two rivers, one flowing on either side of the castle.
A wonderful place full of history. The castle is litteraly standing on a needle of rock... A must do!
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