Midi-Pyrenees Chateaux and Castles

In the north of the Midi-Pyrénées, far from the Pyrenees and the Spanish border, the many châteaux resulted from the English occupation of parts of Aquitaine, the next region up, during the Middle-Ages.

Here are some of the most famous castles from this region:

Castle of Montsegur

Perched at a height of 1,200 metres (3,900 ft), the ruins of the current site at Montségur is not actually the work of the Cathars. The theatre of terrible events in the year 1244, the fortress was largely remodeled in the second half of the 13th century.

Castle of Lavardens

The origin of Lavardens is lost in the mists of time. The counts of Armagnac made of it their principal residence in XIIe century and built a powerful fortress there. Several times destroyed, it was definitively dismantled by the troops of king de France in 1496.

Castle of Termes

The Tower of Termes, classified historic building, is the only vestige which remains of the castle of Thibault de Termes, friend of Jeanne d'Arc.

Castle of Cassaigne

Built in 1247, this castle is surrounded by vineyards. It is possible to visit the vaulted kitchens, associated rooms, a cellar and Armagnac tasting room.

Castle of Gramont

Gothic mansion and Renaissance wing inspired by Italian taste. Notable for the ribbed vaulting over the staircase and a small oratory.

Ariege property Aveyron property
Lot property Gers property
Haute Garonne property Hautes Pyrenees property
Tarn property Tarn-et-Garonne property