Jul-Aug: daily 10.30am-noon, 2pm-6pm; rest of year: telephone for timetable - closed Nov-Feb
George Sand described Crozant as an "old castle built by the Visigoths on a forbidding rock at the confluence of the Creuse and the Sédelle". It defensive location on a long narrow outcrop has earned it the nickname "key to the Limousin". Hidden among dense vegetation, its austere façade softened by mullion windows clings to the rock dominating the ravine, making for an impressive scene. Climb the fine staircase in the Renard tower to enjoy a view of the Creuses Valley.