Montfrin Castle

Montfrin, France

Montfrin Castle was built in the 13th and 14th centuries. Later the medieval castle was reconstructed as a residence. Today it is still owned the same family.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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André Maier (13 months ago)
So lucky, although closed, the owner showed me some of the rooms in the castle. Many thanks
florian Delannoy (13 months ago)
Too bad no visit without a guide
Luc devaux (15 months ago)
Cap impossible to open without destroying it and therefore impossible to close later. I bought French, I will buy now Tunisian or Greek ...
Jens Rombouts (2 years ago)
Super place! Especially the viewpoint from the nearby hillside is scenic and typically provence. Worth a detour, did this visit per mtb and can for sure recommend!
Kostas Andonopoulos (5 years ago)
Really beautiful place
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