Château de Roquetaillade

Recommended
This imposing medieval castle (1306) forms part of a pair of 12C-14C fortresses standing within a single set of surrounding walls. From 1866, Viollet-le-Duc restored the building; note the extraordinary decoration in the dining hall and pink bedchamber, which foreshadow the Art Nouveau style. In the grounds, there is a chapel with an oriental-style interior set among the ancient trees. Facing the entrance, the sharecropping farm (12C dovecot) has a few farm animals.

Useful information

Address:

33210 Mazères

Phone:

+33 5 56 76 14 16

Price:

10 € (-18 years old 6.50 €)

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 11am-5pm; Easter weekend-end Jun and Sep-Oct: 3pm and 4pm; rest of year: Sun, school hols and Bank Hols 3pm and 4pm - closed 25 Dec