Château de Castelnoubel

Bon-Encontre, France

Château de Castelnoubel is situated on a promontory overlooking the Mondot valley near Bon-Encontre. The site where the castle stands has been occupied since the 10th or 11th century. Construction of the current castle began in the late 13th century. It belonged to the Marmande family initially, with Arnaud de Marmande being the first known lord. The Durfort family took ownership after the Marmandes, with Arnaud de Durfort receiving jurisdiction rights from Charles le Mauvais, King of Navarre. The Durforts continued to hold Castelnoubel until the late 16th century, when it passed through marriage to the Secondat family.

In the early 18th century, Castelnoubel came into the possession of Louis Pascault de Poléon and remained in the Pascault de Poléon family until the 19th century.Pierre Loubat and later Joseph-Marie-Étienne Giraud, who served as secretary general of the prefecture of Agen, were subsequent owners.The castle eventually became a historic monument in 1966.


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


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