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.

Comments

Your name

Website (optional)



Details

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

Rating

4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

David Hvass (2 years ago)
Unforgettable views over the rooftops of Quillan and surrounding mountains.
Toby Nisbet (2 years ago)
Not much remains but this place is still awesome
Philippa Wilson (2 years ago)
Not well kept ruins. The town is beautiful with a few bars and restaurants
Adrian Jelfs (3 years ago)
Not much there. A square of masonry with a reservoir inside.
S LèBear (3 years ago)
Ruin. Not much love or care is shown for what remains. Ugly modern utility building has been built within walls. Chateau is better appreciated from outside.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument. The architect was Henry Bacon and the designer of the primary statue was Daniel Chester French.

Dedicated in 1922, it is one of several monuments built to honor an American president. It has always been a major tourist attraction and since the 1930s has been a symbolic center focused on race relations.

The building is in the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by Lincoln, 'The Gettysburg Address' and his 'Second Inaugural Address'. The memorial has been the site of many famous speeches, including Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech, delivered on August 28, 1963, during the rally at the end of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Since 2010, approximately 6 million people visit the memorial annually.