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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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.
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