Château de Saint-Alban

Saint-Alban-sur-Limagnole, France

The first mention of the Château de Saint-Alban dates back to 1188. It was besieged several times during the Hundred Years' War. The three existing towers were added in the 15th century. Since 1824 the castle has been used as psychiatric center.


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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)


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Lionel Tichet (2 years ago)
We had not been to Montpellier for a long time and frankly we came across a superb room as each time we were not disappointed welcome quality of cleaning everything is very good and the staff brilliant
Mickaël Atr (2 years ago)
Very nice home
anne de lanversin (2 years ago)
An establishment full of charm in which you immediately feel at home first because the place is lovely and then because the hosts are wonderfully welcoming. Delicious breakfast in a very friendly atmosphere. Comfortable elegant room with a very nice view. Highly recommendable!
Frédérique Mozziconacci (2 years ago)
Very unusual establishment, with a lot of character and history. Very welcoming and endearing owners. For those who make the pilgrimage and go through an agency like the pilgrim, you will be entitled to an exceptional dinner in the hotel
Yves Molter (4 years ago)
Unusual and very calm place, suitable for rest. A very warm welcome from the owner. When we arrived, we were treated to a flute of rosé champagne. The establishment has a very nice swimming pool. What about the evening meal, simply worthy of a starred restaurant. If you are passing through Lozère, a magnificent department that we love, come and spend one or more nights at Relais St Rock which is a standing establishment.
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