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Château de Roquetaillade

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Added on 24 Apr 2020,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 24 Apr 2020

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Type of sights

Castle/palace

 

Name and address

Château de Roquetaillade

FR-33210 Mazères

Geodetic coordinates

44.492500 -0.269700

Communication

Phone

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Château de Roquetaillade
Château de Roquetaillade
Château de Roquetaillade
Château de Roquetaillade

The Château de Roquetaillade (French: [ʃɑto də ʁɔktɑjad]) is a castle in Mazères Wikipedia Icon (near Bordeaux), in the French département of Gironde.

History

Charlemagne, 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.

Today

The 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.

Other activities at the castle include a famous production of white Graves wines "Chateaufort de Roquetaillade", and Bazadais cattle breeding.

The castle been used as a location in several films, including Fantômas contre Scotland Yard and Le Pacte des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf).

Information about copyright

Rights characteristic / license

by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

Link to the description of the license

creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Input taken over from:

Wikipedia contributors, 'Château de Roquetaillade', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 31 December 2019, 23:21 UTC, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Roquetaillade&oldid=933436000 [accessed 24 April 2020]

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24 Apr 2020

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biroto-Redaktion

Hours of opening:

From April to June: daily visits at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
July and August: daily from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last visit at 5 p.m.
From September to November: daily visits at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Nearby cycle routes and tours

Route nameTypeDist. to route

EuroVelo: Pilgrimʹs Route

Route

2,5 km

Metz - Estérençuby

Route

2,5 km

Mios-Bazas Cycle Path

Route

3,8 km

Rhone Valley - Mediterranean Sea - Canal des 2 mers

Tour

1,1 km

Added on 24 Apr 2020,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 24 Apr 2020