Château de Montréal

Peyrehorade, France

Château de Montréal was built the 17th century with four corner towers. Today it is the city hall of Peyrehorade.


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Founded: 17th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France


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bodha jac (3 years ago)
Nice view on the junction of the gaves of Oloron and Pau with its beautiful castle which dominates them
Florin Sorin Novac (4 years ago)
Saint emilion, good wine !!!
Murielle Etcheverry (4 years ago)
Cuida tus comics y libros (5 years ago)
Castle of medieval origin very transformed, built as a measure of river control since the main castle, Asspremonts is very ruined on the hill eaten by vegetation. There is practically nothing left of its original, military architecture. It was transformed as a residential motif, and is what we keep today. It is used as a Mairie and access to its exterior is free.
Paulo Pereira (5 years ago)
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