Château Peyrelade

Aveyron  >  France

Castle Peyrelade is located on top of a hill and offers a beautiful view of the rock walls and the banks of the river Tarn. Good for watching birds of prey.

Added* by Stef van Zimmeren
Most recent update 23 January 2023


The strategic location of Château Peyrelade is perfect to watch birds of prey at eye level. The rock walls on the other side of the Tarn provide space for nesting Griffon Vulture. You also have a chance to observe Eurasian Black Vulture, Alpine Swift, Red Kite and Northern Goshawk. The castle is open to the public from 10 a.m., but the viewpoints are also accessible outside opening hours to avoid the crowds.

There is a car park next to the castle, but a walk to the top from Camping Le Peyrelade is also a nice option. The walking trail takes you past fruit trees and vineyards and along paths through mixed forest where there is a chance of Pied Flycatcher, Crested Tit, Eurasian Nuthatch, Short-toed Treecreeper, White Wagtail, Song Thrush, Common Chiffchaff, Marsh Tit, Eurasian Green Woodpecker, Great Tit and Firecrest. Along the banks of the Tarn you will find White-throated Dipper, Grey Wagtail and the chance of low-flying Griffon Vulture.


Français: Château Peyrelade est situé au sommet d'une colline et offre une belle vue sur les parois rocheuses et les rives du Tarn. Bon pour observer les rapaces. Le château est ouvert au public à partir de 10h, mais les belvédères sont également accessibles en dehors des heures d'ouverture pour éviter l'affluence.



Parking is available next to Château Peyrelade (free), but if you prefer a walk from the campsite you can also park there and then walk to the top via the forest track. Click on a P in the map for directions. There are no special observation platforms at the castle, but along the paths around the castle there are plenty of opportunities to position a telescope.


Français: Un parking est disponible à côté du Château Peyrelade (gratuit), mais si vous préférez vous promener à pied depuis l'emplacement de camping, vous pouvez également vous y garer puis marcher jusqu'au sommet par le chemin forestier. Cliquez sur un P sur la carte pour vous diriger vers un parking. Il n'y a pas de plate-forme d'observation spéciale au château, mais le long des sentiers autour du château, il y a de nombreuses occasions de positionner fermement votre télescope.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Agriculture , River , Mountain , Scattered trees and bushes


Mountainous , Rocky

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Summer , Spring

Best time to visit



Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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