The history of Moisio manor begins from the 17th century. It was originally part of the Wrede family manor. In 1605 Henrik Wrede had saved the life of Carl IX, the King of Sweden, in a battle by giving him a horse. Wrede himself was killed, but Carl IX donated a large land property to his family after the war. Wrede family owned Moisio 150 years.
Moisio was acquired by the Forselles family in 1767 and Fredrik Juhan Ulrik af Forselles decied to build a new main building. The present mansion was designed by famous architect C.L. Engel in 1818. The building, which represents early empire style architecture, was built in 1820.
In 1907 Moisio manor was acquired by the municipality of Elimäki. The main building functioned as a retirement home for 60 years. In 1997 it was moved again to the private use and today there are art exhibitions held around the year. The ground floor serves as a restaurant and a café, the upper floor has been dedicated to art.
The Château Comtal (Count’s Castle) is a medieval castle within the Cité of Carcassonne, the largest city in Europe with its city walls still intact. The Château Comtal has a strong claim to be called a 'Cathar Castle'. When the Catholic Crusader army arrived in 1209 they first attacked Raymond-Roger Trencavel's castrum at Bèziers and then moved on to his main stronghold at Carcassonne.
The castle with rectangular shape is separated from the city by a deep ditch and defended by two barbicans. There are six towers curtain walls.
The castle was restored in 1853 by the architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. It was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.