Château de Quillan

Quillan, France

Château de Quillan was first mentioned in 1125. There had been a fort built by Visigoths already in 781 AD. The castle was conquered by the Royal army of France in 1210 during the Albigensian Crusades. The castle got its current appearance in restorations of 1232 and 1341. Since then Quillan castle has been damaged in wars by Spanish Armies and Huguenots (1575). 

Since the 18th century Château de Quillan was left to decay and dismantled. Today still the impressive ruins remain overlooking the village.

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Founded: 1232
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Clifford Stanton (2 years ago)
I only walked past this place, so, quite honestly I can't say what it is like.
Walter Luysterborg (2 years ago)
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This Moment (4 years ago)
Very interesting place as is it's place in history, but by far and away the biggest reason to take the short walk up from the square is "The Green Embrace" of the firests and dramatic hills opposite
James McOran-Campbell (4 years ago)
I'm fond of this place cos it provides a good view over my local town, but there's not much to see at the actual chateau itself.
madeleine s (4 years ago)
Always take visitors up here, as great views on way up but chateau itself is a bit "so what"..... municipal storage building or whatever it is within castle may be practical but hardly adds to its allure.
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