Château de Sommières

Sommières, France

Château de Sommières was probably built in the 10th or 11th century by the Bermond noble family. The castle consisted of two towers: Bermonde and Montlaur, dating back to the 13th century. Only Bermonde tower is intact, Montlaur tower was partially destroyed during the siege of the city in 1573 and later demolished.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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judith mascarenhas (3 years ago)
Peaceful serene
Bob Mulder (3 years ago)
Not too big, which is nice for a short visit. Local history all described in English. View from the tower is impressive, as is the long and narrow staircase to get there.
Izza (4 years ago)
Nice castle. Tower with a view and restored chapel with a film on the castle's history. Good hiking track nearby.
Graham Woosey (4 years ago)
A regular on our motorhome tours in France.
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