Château de Castelbouc

Sainte-Enimie, France

Château de Castelbouc lies in the small village of Castelbouc on an beautiful rock spur. The castle was first mentioned in the 12th century, when it was owned by Etienne de Castelbouc. In 1592 the castle was razed during the Wars of Religion.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Jan Jannos (2 years ago)
Viewpoint Panorama gegenüber am Parkplatz: Prades
Michel SERAYET (3 years ago)
Superbe site dans les gorges du Tarn. Le petit village de Castelbouc est très vite parcouru , mais ses maisons contre la falaise et ses petites ruelles en font un site pittoresque qui mérite le détour
Yehiel Akwa (3 years ago)
נוף מהמם, הבתים צמודים בסמוך לצוק מעל נהר הטארן
Pascal Massimino (4 years ago)
The castle is inaccessible (the only way up is on a private property), but you can go on the rocky formation in the back (15mins uphill) following the 'rue du chateau'. You'll get a nice view on the ruins and the Tarn in the background.
Julien C. (5 years ago)
one of the most peaceful and beautiful places in France !
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The castle first mentioned in 1200 was originally owned by the King and later, at the end of the 13th century it fell in hands of Matúš Èák. Its owners alternated - at the end of the 14th century the family of Stibor of Stiborice bought it.

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The history of the castle is the subject of different legends. One of them narrates the origin of the name of castle derived from that of jester Becko for whom the Duke Stibor had the castle built.

Another legend has it that the lord of the castle had his servant thrown down from the rock because he protected his child from the lords favourite dog. Before his death, the servant pronounced a curse saying that they would meet in a year and days time, and indeed precisely after that time the lord was bitten by a snake and fell down to the same abyss.

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