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Le Chateau de Roquetaillade, Mazeres

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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.
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  • The Chateau dominates it's surroundings and both the new and old buildings are imposing and impressive. The chapel is also well worth a visit.The real surprises start when you enter the Chateau and li...  more »
  • Had the good fortune to visit Le Chateau de Roquetaillade this March and the tour was wonderful, very informative and entertaining. The castle is beautifully restored it was a pleasure to visit.  more »
  • This is an amazingly preserved castle. Our tour was both entertaining and very informative. The property is beautiful.  more »
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  • Fine example of an older castle/fort. Excellent guided tours.
  • 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.
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  • Very well maintained still inhabited Castle. Including the chapel with its beautiful wall paintings. Beautiful view of the surroundings
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  • Beautiful Scottish style castle. Filming location for various movies including Fantomas against Scotland Yard. Meeting with Fantomas for 50 years of the film! Amazing!
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