Château de Saint-Izaire

Saint-Izaire, France

The Château de Saint-Izaire is a 14th-century episcopal castle. It is maintained by an association known as Vie et Château (Life and Castle), who have created a mini museum on the premises to record the history of the castle and the inhabitants of the village of Saint-Izaire.

The castle is a massive quadrangular red stone building that shelters the town hall of the village of Saint-Izaire. The structure is supported by a keep-tower in the southern wing (partially demolished since the 19th century). This keep contains mural frescoes dating from the 14th century, and the ceiling in the room of the bishops in the Baroque style of the 17th century.

The castle was built by Guillaume Rotlindes, ancestor of the current Rollinde de Beaumont. It was intended as a gift to the Abbey of Vabres, close to the commune of Saint-Affrique: the deed attesting the gift is preserved to the present day. The castle was often used as a summer residence by the abbey. When the cathedral and palace of Vabres were razed in the wars of religion, the castle was used by refugees from the abbey.

The Château de Saint-Izaire is one of a group of 23 castles in Aveyron who have joined together to provide a tourist itinerary as the Route des Seigneurs du Rouergue.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Martine Farenc (2 months ago)
To visit great scenery and beautiful view
Fernando Raimundo (2 months ago)
Agréable à visiter et situé dans un village de charme très jolie
Patrick (2 months ago)
Very good visit. Very pleasant welcome
Regis Ramel (3 months ago)
I loved to see this castle remained "in its own juice"
FX Dnbg (3 months ago)
Very nice home. Correct price. Private castle with a beautiful view.
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