Chateau de Saissac, Saissac
Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
The Château de Saissac is a ruined castle, one of the so-called Cathar castles, in the southernmost tip of the commune of Saissac in the Aude département in the north-west of Carcassonne, France. It was once the residence of the powerful vassal family of Trencavel. Today the ruins are protected as official historical monuments of France.HistoryThe castle dominates the rocky headland and the ravine of Vernassonne, at an important strategic position at the entry of the Montagne noire. Based on historical texts, it can be dated to at least 960. It was bequeathed by the bishop of Toulouse to the Count of Carcassonne. In the 11th century, the castle was pledged to powerful vassals in the country. They formed a junior branch under the counts of Foix who formed at the time the lineage of Saissac. It is important all the same to note the presence of a castrum under the current caste, probably dating from the 11th century, though its origin can date to the time of the Visigoths.At the time of the Albigensian Crusade in 1229, the lord of Saissac, Bertrand de Saissac, himself a Cathar, was the tutor of Raymond Roger de Trencavel. They were subjugated and stripped of their titles. Bouchard de Marly ordered the seizing of the castle and its goods; it was only later, after 1234, that the castle was restored by Lambert de Thursey, another companion of Montfort.With our custom trip planner, Saissac attractions like Chateau de Saissac can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Joli château en ruine , les 2 salles restaurées sont très jolies , pour le reste on fait vite le tour . Le château est plus beau de loin que de prêt .Nice Castle in ruins, 2 restored rooms are very pretty, for the rest we quickly made the rounds. The castle is most beautiful far from ready.show original
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la visite est rapide, il n'y a vraiment plus que des ruines. Les 2 salles explicatives sont par contre bien documentées. Il faut se projeter dans le passé pour pouvoir imaginer comment était le chatea... read more »the visit is fast, there are really more than ruins. 2 explanatory rooms, however, are well documented. To project themselves in the past to be able to imagine how was the Castleshow original
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