Château des Quat'Sos

La Réole, France

The Château des Quat'Sos name is of Gascon origin, describing the identical appearance of the four corner towers, the 'Four Sisters'. The castle is located on the promontory overlooking the confluence of the Garonne and the tributary Charros.

In 1224, permission was granted by King Louis VIII of France to build a castle. The castle was completed by King Henry III of England, while Duke of Aquitaine, to defend the English Duchy of Gascony. During the Hundred Years' War, the castle was fiercely disputed between English and French.

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

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