Château de Roquessels

Roquessels, France

The Château de Roquessels was built in the 10th century. It was a dependency of the convent of Cassans, which collected tithes from the baron of Margon. In 1247, the inhabitants of the village, like all subjects of the Trencavels, viscount of Béziers, were released from their pledge of allegiance and submitted to the King of France. The castle resisted valiantly the assaults of Simon de Montfort's army. Today, the only remains are a chapel with fine windows and massive walls on three sides.

The castle was abandoned for more comfortable dwellings in the 18th century, in line with the changing tastes of the aristocracy of the period. The keep was destroyed during the French Revolution and its stones used to build the new mairie (town hall).

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Founded: 10th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Frankish kingdoms (France)

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Nathalie Daydé (2 years ago)
Only the chapel remains. Picnic tables in the shade
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Julian Perrin (5 years ago)
Excellent wine. Plo de Figues is a must have in a cellar!
Julian Perrin (5 years ago)
Excellent wine. Plo de Figues is a must have in a cellar!
Camille-Carlotta Retamar (5 years ago)
Un excellent vin, des personnes possédant une Belle âme et un amour de la vigne et de la nature. Un vrai plaisir des sens
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