The Medieval Dungeon

The Medieval Dungeon


Latitude: 45.578103 | Longitude:-0.546988

From the top of its 30 metres, Pons’s dungeon is undoubtedly the most imposing in the region.
During your visit discover a medieval world and have the audacity to climb the 136 steps to enjoy a breathtaking view of the medieval city, the valley of the Seugne and our beautiful region.
Did you know?
A first castle was razed in 1179 by Richard Coeur de Lion, Duke of Aquitaine and future king of England who, according to his methods expeditious, sanctioned harshly his vassals of Saintonge a little too turbulent. Geoffroy III, Lord of Pons at that time, hastened to rebuild a new one shortly thereafter. It is, as a whole, the one we can visit today.

Visiting hours 2017:

  • From April 10 to 30: Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 12.30 and from 2pm to 6pm. The weekend from 2pm to 6pm
  • From 2 May to 30 June: open every day from 14h to 18h.
  • From 1 July to 31 August: Open every day from 10am to 12.30 and from 2pm to 18.30 except 14 July and 15 August (closed due to fireworks)
  • From 1 September to 30 October: Open every day from 14h to 18h. Closed on Mondays
The last access to the dungeon is done 30mn before closing.

Rates 2016:

6 to 12 years (free-6 years)
13 to 18 years old, student, jobless, Discovery Pass
Adult Group
From 10 people

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