Trip Planner: Europe / France / Nouvelle-Aquitaine / Gironde / Mazeres / Historic Sites / Le Chateau de Roquetaillade
The Château de Roquetaillade is a castle in Mazères (near Bordeaux), in the French département of Gironde.HistoryCharlemagne, on his way to the Pyrenees with Roland, built the first fortification there. Of this old castle, nothing remains but imposing ruins.In 1306, with the permission of the English King Edward I, Cardinal de la Mothe, nephew of Pope Clement V built a second fortress (le Château Neuf).This new castle was square in plan with six towers and a central keep. The entire structure was restored and transformed by Viollet-le-Duc and one of his pupils, Duthoit, between 1860 and 1870. The extraordinary interior decorations, with its furnishings and paintings, were created by Viollet-le-Duc and are listed as French Heritage.The château park includes remains of the medieval curtain wall with the barbican, the Pesquey stream and its banks, the 19th century chalet, and the Crampet pigeon loft.It has been listed since 1976 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture and is open to the public.TodayThe castle has been lived in by the same family for over 700 years. It has been open to the public since 1956 and is the most visited in the Bordeaux region. Open all year round, visits in English with the owners are also possible.A visit to Le Chateau de Roquetaillade represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Mazeres travel itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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Dans un superbe parc s'élève le château de Roquetaillade. L'édifice est dans un état remarquable tant à l'extérieur qu'à l'intérieur. Le château est habité par la même famille et ce depuis 700 ans. Tr... more »In a superb Park rises Roquetaillade castle. The building is in a State of remarkable both outside than inside. The castle is inhabited by the same family and this 700 years. Very good tour made a volunteer guide. Passing through the region, make the detour to visit this castle as well. Other buildings will be offered as Roquetaillade is one of the 7 castles from the same lineage.
Belle demeure certe Viollet Leduc n'a pas fait que du beau..... Le château est à échelle humaine par contre ce jour là notre guide bénévole a surtout fait une visite à la porté des enfants. Je l avais... more »Certe Viollet-Leduc mansion did not only of the beautiful... The castle is on a human scale, on the other hand this day our volunteer guide especially made a visit to the door of children. I l had visited a few years ago with the owner and I had learned a lot, fortunately I have the memory. Beautiful property, in a gorgeous setting! Great testimony to the past
This is an amazingly preserved castle. Our tour was both entertaining and very informative. The property is beautiful. more »
The Château and surrounding grounds are beautifully maintained and cared for. It was one of the best Château tours we experienced in Southern France. Couldn't take pictures of the interior though.
HaerionA beautiful castle, a very enjoyable tour with a very decent rate. Too bad that the gift shop is no longer provided, and that there is not an associative structure to fund the restoration of the building.
Jérôme VolffDisappointing tour is without relying on humor 2 balls of the guide... I have better memories of my visit to this castle 35 years ago, no Shop souvenir worthy of the name.
Mathieu Briolnice visit. not to be missed. beautiful chapel and inside the Castle. guided interactive and enjoyable for children.
Pierre marcheuxVery nice Castle and very good guided (very funny) however do not take the metairie (not interesting) plus a little high price however for the duration of the visit (1 h) Another disadvantage, it is forbidden to take photos in the Interior of the Castle...
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