Château de Montluc

Estillac, France

The Château de Montluc, named after its famous owner Blaise de Monluc, is located in Estillac, in the French department of Lot-et-Garonne. Built in the 13th century, it was expanded in the 16th century in a Renaissance style by the Mondenard family. Blaise de Monluc inherited it in 1544 and undertook major works, including the addition of defensive bastions inspired by Italian fortifications. He also planned a funerary chapel for himself. The castle was modified to withstand the religious wars but was partially demolished in 1793. Blaise de Monluc lived here to write his commentaries but died in 1577, leaving the estate to his grandson. Over the centuries, the castle changed hands and was classified as a historic monument in 1958. Its architecture features a trapezoidal plan with an almost triangular interior courtyard.


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


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Alexandre Coradi (2 years ago)
Nice place, in addition François Xavier welcomed us very cordially...??
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