Guilhem castle (fr. Château des Guilhem) is a medieval castle in the town of Clermont-l’Hérault in the Hérault département, OccitaniaFrance.

The castle has been listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1927.

Built for the Guilhems, lords of Clermont-l’Hérault, at the end of the 11th and beginning of the 12th centuries, the castle stands on Puech Castel hill, overlooking the town and surrounding country.

The only remains are the fortifications, two vaulted rooms, and the keep or Guilhem Tower, which continues to dominate the city from the top of its hill.

The site remained closed from 2009 to 2013 to the public due to the risks for visitors. It was reopened on August 12th, 2013. Due to the risks of stone falling and the state of disrepair, the castle is now prohibited to the public by municipal decree dated April 18, 2018.

Coordinates: 43°37′47″N 3°25′42″E

How to get to?

From Paris: 6 hr 58 min (715 km) via A71 and A75

From Toulouse: 2 hr 16 min (226 km) via A61

From Andorra: 4 hr 13 min (353 km) via A61

From Barcelona: 3 hr 15 min (327 km) via AP-7 and A9

From Madrid: 8 hr 41 min (932 km) via A-2

From Monaco: 4 hr 12 min (391 km) via A8

From Moscow: 34 hr (3,316 km) via E30/M1

From Belgrade: 16 hr 41 min (1,695 km) via E70

From Istanbul: 27 hr (2,644 km) via E70

From Bern: 6 hr 19 min (649 km) via A1

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