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List of castles in Limousin

This list of castles in Limousin is a list of medieval castles or chateau forts in the region in southern France. Links in italics are links to articles in the French Wikipedia.

                                               

Chateau dAirvault

The Chateau dAirvault is a medieval castle situated in the French commune of Airvault in the departement of Deux-Sevres and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Airvault stands in the Thouet valley and includes the listed monuments of the Saint-Pierre ...

                                               

Chateau de Beauville

The Chateau de Beauville is a castle in the commune of Beauville in the Lot-et-Garonne departement of France. It is located on a rocky promontory defending the village.

                                               

Chateau de Bonneval

The Chateau de Bonneval is a castle in the commune of Coussac-Bonneval in the Haute-Vienne departement of France. It is notable for belonging to the same family since its construction, including Claude-Alexandre de Bonneval 1675–1747, who was giv ...

                                               

Chateau-Vieux (Bayonne)

Chateau-Vieux, also known as the Old Castle of Bayonne, is a castle in the commune of Bayonne, in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques departement of France. The castle has been rebuilt many times over the centuries.

                                               

Chateau de Cognac

Chateau de Cognac, also known as Chateau de Valois and Chateau François, is a castle in Cognac, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France. The castle has been rebuilt many times over the centuries. Fortifications have existed since Helie de Villebois, 1st Lord ...

                                               

Chateau du Fou

The Chateau du Fou was constructed by Yves du Fou, Senechal of Poitou at the end of the 15th century. In 1539, François I met Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, there. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the lordship of Fou was held by the family Tiercel ...

                                               

Donjon Lacataye

The Donjon Lacataye is the keep of a 14th-century castle, constructed by order of Gaston Phebus in the commune of Mont-de-Marsan in the Landes departement of France. Today, it houses the Musee Despiau-Wlerick.

                                               

Chateau Lagorce

The Chateau Lagorce is a former castle, converted into a chateau, in the commune of Haux in the departement of Gironde, France. It acquired its name "Lagorce" or "The Great Gorce", from a type of vegetation which appeared at the beginning of the ...

                                               

Chateau de Montaigne

The Chateau de Montaigne is a castle mansion situated on the borders of Perigord and Bordelais, near Bergerac and Saint-Emilion, in the small commune of Saint-Michel-de-Montaigne in the Dordogne departement of France. The structure originated in ...

                                               

Chateau de Montaner

The Chateau de Montaner is a castle in the commune of Montaner in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques departement of southern France. A castle was built on a motte in the 11th century by the Viscounts of Montaner. It was reconstructed in 1375 by Sicard de L ...

                                               

Chateau de Montbron (Charente)

The Chateau de Montbron, known locally as the Vieux Chateau is the remains of a castle in the commune of Montbron in the Charente departement of France.

                                               

Chateau de Montbrun

The Chateau de Montbrun is a castle in the commune of Dournazac in the Haute-Vienne departement of France. The castle was built in the 12th and 15th centuries, and was restored in the late 19th. The castle stands within a deep valley. Built in th ...

                                               

Chateau de Morlanne

The Chateau de Morlanne is a restored castle in the commune of Morlanne in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques departement of France. This imposing brick fortress, forming a polygonal enceinte, is a powerful 14th century structure with gateways, a courtyard ...

                                               

Chateau de Ranton

The Chateau de Ranton is a small fortified castle in the village of Ranton, in the Department of the Vienne just west of Loudun, and south of the Loire. It was one of the front-line of fortresses which were built to defend the royal city of Lound ...

                                               

Chateau de Saint-Germain-Beaupre

The castle was built in the 16th century, beginning in 1533, on the site of an earlier castle dating from the 12th century, itself rebuilt between 1407 and 1409. The fortress was restored again at the end of the 15th century at the expense, it is ...

                                               

Chateau de Tardes

The Chateau de Tardes is a converted castle in the commune of Saint-Macaire in the Gironde departement of France. It was built between the 13th and 14th centuries as a medieval stronghold, but was converted in the 16th century to a Renaissance-st ...

                                               

Chateau de Verteuil

The Chateau de Verteuil is a historical building in Charente, France. It dates back to 1080 and has since been extensively rebuilt, although 12th-century walls remain. The chateau has always been in the property of the La Rochefoucauld family. Du ...

                                               

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Castles in Aude

                                               

Castles in Aveyron

                                               

Castles in Gard

                                               

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Castles in Lot

                                               

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Castles in Tarn-et-Garonne

                                               

Chateau de Blain

The Chateau de Blain or Chateau de la Groulais, is a mediaeval castle constructed in the 13th century and heavily remodelled in the 16th, located in the commune of Blain in the Loire-Atlantique departement of France. It formed part of the frontie ...

                                               

Chateau de Bourmont

The family of La Tour-Landry and, later, the Maille de La Tour-Landry, held the lands of Bourmont from the 14th century. Through an alliance in 1691 between Marie-Helene de Maille de La Tour-Landry 1670-1752 and Marie-Henry, Count of Ghaisne 1662 ...

                                               

Chateau de Lassay

The first mention of a castrum in Lassay dates back to the 12th century. Owned by Charles de Vendome at the beginning of the 15th century, the castle is destroyed by French troops since Charles de Vendome was supporting the English during the Hun ...

                                               

Chateau de Pornic

The Chateau de Pornic is a restored castle in the commune of Pornic in the Loire-Atlantique departement of France, 50 km from Nantes. It is also known as the "Chateau de Barbe Bleue" because it belonged to Gilles de Rais.

                                               

Tour Melusine

This keep and watchtower, built at the end of the 12th century or the beginning of the 13th century very often dated 1242, even if this is probably wrong because of architectural techniques and features, is the only vestige of the ancient castle ...

                                               

List of castles in Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur

This list of castles in Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur is a list of medieval castles or chateaus forts in the region in southern France. Links in italics are links to articles in the French Wikipedia.

                                               

Fort du Dellec

Forming part of the chain of fortifications along the goulet de Brest, the fort du Dellec was built by Vauban in the 17th century, then rebuilt several times, notably in the 19th century when casemates were added for barracks and munitions storag ...

                                               

Ilot du Diable

Ilot du Diable is a gun battery built to support fort de la Fraternite in the defensive system around the goulet de Brest in France. It is sited on the peninsula of Roscanvel and is accessible by a small bridge. The battery was razed in the 19th ...

                                               

Kerbonn

Kerbonn is a village in the commune of Camaret-sur-Mer in France, between the pointe de Pen-Hir and the pointe du Toulinguet, on the Crozon peninsula. As well as its fortifications, the site also houses the ruins of the manor of Coecilian.

                                               

Kerviniou Batteries

The batteries de Kerviniou are artillery batteries built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and are made up of an upper battery and an underground magazine Located on the Roscanvel peninsula facing the Fort du Mengant, they are a late add ...

                                               

Fort du Mengant

The fort du Mengant or fort du Leon in the commune of Plouzane is part of the defences of the roadstead of Brest. It is made up of a high battery, with a now-destroyed artillery tower, and a lower semi-circular battery at the foot of the cliff, w ...

                                               

Fort du Petit Minou

Built between 1694 and 1697, the Fort du Petit Minou was a fort built in the commune of Plouzane in France to defend the goulet de Brest. It consists of 6m high masonry bastions, surrounded by a 3m deep and 9.5m wide moat. Vauban completed the de ...

                                               

Pointe des Espagnols

The Pointe des Espagnols is the north-east extremity of the Roscanvel peninsula, an outgrowth of the Crozon peninsula closing off the roadstead of Brest. It also marks the south-east limit of the goulet de Brest. Formed by a cliff that is more th ...

                                               

Fort de Portzic

The Fort de Portzic was built near the town of Brest by Vauban between 1693 and 1699 as part of the defences of the goulet de Brest. It faces the pointe des Espagnols and was improved and enlarged over time, since it formed the towns last and inn ...

                                               

Quelern

From 1852 to 1854, a fort known as the reduit de Quelern was built to plans by Vauban, with modifications. It is a square-plan fort with bastions and surrounded by a dry moat. Like the lines, it is still Ministry of Defence property and thus not ...

                                               

Fort de Toulbroch

The military remains known as Fort de Toulbroch form part of the defences along the goulet de Brest in France, in the commune of Locmaria-Plouzane. They are accessible via coastal path GR34 to the pointe du Grand Minou. The first buildings and ba ...

                                               

Tour Vauban

The Tour Vauban, initially known as the tour de Camaret, is an 18m-high polygonal defensive tower built to a plan by Vauban on the Sillon at Camaret-sur-Mer, as part of the fortifications of the goulet de Brest. It has three levels and is flanked ...

                                               

Tremet

Tremet is a hamlet on the Roscanvel peninsula in France. The gun batteries located here are part of the defences of the goulet de Brest, forbidding ships from entering the bay of Camaret-sur-Mer. The site had been occupied by the military since 1 ...

                                               

Metz Citadel

The citadel has recently been converted for civilian use - the former arsenal is now an auditorium, the supply depot a deluxe hotel. The porte Serpenois next to it is now only decorative and the former ditches have given way to green spaces such ...

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