The castle is thought to be eleventh century, having been mentioned in 1028.  It was seized by a 'Northen baron' in 1211 during the crusades.

A low, squarish keep stands on a rocky crag commanding the gorge of the Orbieu river far below.  This was defended by a narrow and irregular enceinte to the west.  To the north was a large building, possibly a hall.  All the surviving openings appear Romanesque.

Why not join me at other French castles?  Information on this and other tours can be found at Scholarly Sojourns.


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