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CHATEAU DE SAINT-SATURNIN DE TARTARONNE

Castles and defences in Saint-saturnin
  • "In the 13th century, the feudal castle was mentioned in the domain of the King of France and was used to lock the royal domain of Gévaudan facing the Rouergue. From 1307 to 1656, it belonged to the Montferrands, maternal family of Pope Urban V. During the wars of Religion, it served as a royal garrison.The building is presented as a quadrilateral confined by three round towers and a square.The main building adjoins the latter and forms the south wing with an outer staircase in the The...
    "In the 13th century, the feudal castle was mentioned in the domain of the King of France and was used to lock the royal domain of Gévaudan facing the Rouergue. From 1307 to 1656, it belonged to the Montferrands, maternal family of Pope Urban V. During the wars of Religion, it served as a royal garrison.The building is presented as a quadrilateral confined by three round towers and a square.The main building adjoins the latter and forms the south wing with an outer staircase in the The square tower is the medieval keep, crowned with battlements. conflict with the Bishop of Mende, fortified its castles. In the 16th century, a main building was attached to this keep. The square tower, almost intact, would be the only remaining royal keep in the Lot valley". Information from the Mérimée database. The castle is open to visitors every summer from July 14th. All information on opening hours from the La Canourgue Tourist Office: contact@aubrac-gorgesdutarn.com / T.: 04 66 32 83 67
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