Montricoux castle is thought to have been founded by the Templars with the church in the twelfth century.  The fortress was largely destroyed during the Wars of Religion (1562-98), although the keep survived intact until the Revolution when it was ruined.  It was later cut down in height and reroofed.  It is now the Marcel-Lenoir museum.

A fine square tower keep with pilaster buttresses on 2 sides stands 4 floors high.  Next to it stands the old Templar church to which it seems to have been once physically connected.

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


Copyright©2019 Paul Martin Remfry

  • Index

  • Home