Le château des Evêques ou château de Lavérune

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The château des Evêques (Bishops’ Castle) was built in the eighteenth century in a park planted with cypresses, plane trees and magnolias, on the site of an old feudal castle.

The castle contains a remarkable fortified gate, as well as a music room with a decor of gypseries. It was the summer residence of the Bishops of Montpellier including the prominent citizen Joachim Colbert de Croissy, nephew of the great Colbert. The park features ponds and a large fishpond, a French-style garden, an Orangerie.

Sold as a national property during the Revolution, it now houses the Hofer-Bury Museum and the Jean de la Fontaine Media Library.

Contacts & Details

Avenue du Château 34880 Laverune