Parc du Château de Castries

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The Castle of Castries is a 17th century building built on medieval bases. Classified as historical monuments since 1966, it dominates the town of Castries.

Around 1520, the old castle was razed and rebuilt on the bases of the present castle, whose history, for five centuries, will be closely linked to that of the village.

In 1622, when the Duke de Rohan, head of the Reformed Churches, ordered the demolition of the walls and the filling of the ditches, to better defend Montpellier, a place of Protestant security against the troops of Louis XIII. In 1985, the castle was bequeathed to the French Academy at the request of the Duke of Castries.

On the architectural level, it will be remembered that the rib vaults of the ground floor of the north wing are all that remains of the shaved castle in 1622 and that the present castle comprises two bodies of logis square. These dwellings are confined to three square pavilions, topped with recently broken roofs, covered with glazed tiles.

Outside the castle there is the aqueduct built by the engineer Paul Riquet, architect of the Canal du Midi, which allows the catchment of the source of Fontgrand and the Orangerie, the courtyard terraces, the aisles leaving the central basin Which were designed by the gardener of the gardens of Versailles André Lenôtre.

The beds of topiaries were replaced by fountains and doors of Ifs in 1930.

Contacts & Details

Avenue de la Gare, Route de Baillargues 34160 Castries

Monday:

09:30 – 12:30

14:00 – 17:00

Tuesday:

09:30 – 12:30

14:00 – 17:00

Wednesday:

09:30 – 12:30

14:00 – 17:00

Thursday:

09:30 – 12:30

14:00 – 17:00

Friday:

09:30 – 12:30

14:00 – 17:00

Saturday:

09:30 – 12:30

14:00 – 17:00