Château de Sauveterre

Sauveterre-la-Lémance, France

Château de Sauveterre was constructed at the end of the 13th century by Edward I of England on one of the principal routes between Périgord and Agenais. During the Hundred Years' War, it became a centrepiece in the Anglo-French war of attrition. It was burned in 1789 during the French Revolution.

It was bought by the aviator Jean Mermoz in 1936, less than a year before his death. He had seen the castle from the air. After his death, the castle was abandoned and became the property of the commune until it was sold in the 1980s.

The castle in its entirety, as well as its grounds and moat, have been classified as historical monuments since 19 September 2003. It is privately owned.

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

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Rob Wright (10 months ago)
Amazing place to visit
Vincent Conty (13 months ago)
The castle cannot be visited , it's a shame but the place called THE CITY which is at its doorstep and magnificent.
Lucky flore (13 months ago)
Magnificent church, super pleasant village with its well-preserved little streets from another era....that day there was a big storm and heavy rain. We will return with pleasure and desire!
Diego Novoa (3 years ago)
Looks nice but couldnt get there as seems to be private or something
Thomas Skou Dale (5 years ago)
I think is closed for the public
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