TARN ET GARONNE - NORD MONTAUBAN
Built between 1439 and 1510 by Hugues de Prez de Montpezat, chamberlain of Louis XI, the current buildings are on the site of an older fortress, destroyed at the end of the 14th century. The castle was largely rebuilt between 1519 and 1539.
In 1542, The King FranÃƒÂ§ois I stayed there for a fortnight. During the Wars of Religion, the castle was used as a refuge for the bishopric of Montauban.
In 1621-1622, Louis XIII stayed there several times.
In the 17th century, the building was remodelled. The castle has two parts. The first is a sort of chÃƒÂ¢telet which defended the castle and of which only two semi-circular towers remain, to the east. The main part of the castle has two wings around a square courtyard flanked by four towers. The towers were stripped during the Revolution up to the base of the machicolations.
In the main entrance, a stone staircase leads up to the first floor, which still has monumental fireplaces. The door tops are by Pietro of Cortona. The chapel retains 15th century wall paintings representing the twelve Sibyls. The underground passages go around the enclosure and are well preserved.
Main Construction Periods: 15th and 17th centuries.
2 wells, large courtyard.
Caretaker's house comprising living room / kitchen, three bedrooms, bathroom and toilet.
Garages and various outbuildings
The property covers about 10 ha composed of 80 % wood.
Exceptional dominant view.