Top Historic Sights in Castres, France

Explore the historic highlights of Castres

Castres Cathedral

Castres Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Benoît de Castres), now the Roman Catholic church of Saint Benoît, was formerly the seat of the bishop of Castres, but the diocese was not restored after the French Revolution and was added by the Concordat of 1801 to the Archdiocese of Albi. The first cathedral was built in the 14th century after the creation of the diocese of Castres in 1317, along with a number of other di ...
Founded: 1624 | Location: Castres, France

Goya Museum

The Goya Museum is an art museum located in Castres, It is named after the Spanish painter Francisco Goya and has the largest collection of Spanish paintings in France, with works by Goya, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Murillo, Ribera etc. The museum was originally established in 1840 and has 28,000 visitors annually. The museum is located in the old Bishop"s Palace, which was built in 1675 and is based on the design of J ...
Founded: 1840 | Location: Castres, France

Château d'Hauterive

Château d"Hauterive was built in the 13-14th centuries, but medieval castle has been altered heavily later. It is surrounded by a moat.
Founded: 13th century | Location: Castres, France

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Redipuglia World War I Memorial

Redipuglia is the largest Italian Military Sacrarium. It rises up on the western front of the Monte Sei Busi, which, in the First World War was bitterly fought after because, although it was not very high, from its summit it allowed an ample range of access from the West to the first steps of the Karstic table area.

The monumental staircase on which the remains of one hundred thousand fallen soldiers are lined up and which has at its base the monolith of the Duke of Aosta, who was the commanding officer of the third Brigade, and gives an image of a military grouping in the field of a Great Unity with its Commanding Officer at the front. The mortal remains of 100,187 fallen soldiers lie here, 39,857 of them identified and 60,330 unknown.