Château de Miglos

Miglos, France

Dependent on the counts of Foix, the chateau at Miglos is mentioned in 1213, at the time of the inventory of the strongholds given back to the king of France. Miglos was a place of passage and of residence for numerous Cathar Perfects and believers.

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

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Nathalie Soula (2 years ago)
Ne se visite pas. Très belle vue cependant
Marie-Antoinette Degeilh (2 years ago)
Un excellent travail a été fait sur le château et alentours Aménagement d'un espace "pique nique" De superbes balades à faire à pied
babou M (2 years ago)
Beaux paysages, Jolie point de vue depuis le château. Le site est fermé en cette saison,(février et en semaine )Dommage qu'il n'y ait pas de pancarte retraçant son histoire. Mais ça valait le déplacement.
Sabrina Haefele (2 years ago)
Très joli à voir une vue splendide
marco gambetti (3 years ago)
Lieu intéressant à visiter pour l'architecture et le paysage magnifique. Point de vue sur le pic rouge de bancaire si beau temps.
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