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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Yves Molter (2 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.
Nathalie Staerlé (3 years ago)
Très bon accueil avec une coupe de champagne malgré notre arrivé tardive à 21h30 . Propriétaire très gentil et serviable. Très belle endroit au calme. Piscine super dans un beau jardin. Il mérite amplement cesTrois Étoiles et même limite un 4 étoiles car en comparaison avec d'autres 3 étoiles il est bien au dessus. Seul petit bémol pour moi c'est la déco ancienne, mais c'est le style château (mon mari lui a adoré cette déco...)
Anne Millet (3 years ago)
Acueil adorable, endroit calme et charmant
אמנון לנגי (3 years ago)
קבוצה של 13 איש מצרפת, איטליה וישראל. היינו במלון לילה אחד ב 7 ביוני 2018. מלון ברמה גבוהה מאוד עם מסעדה מצוינת. המבנה והחדרים בעיצוב גותי עם בריכה וגן נפלאים מסביב. הבעלים כריסטיאן ואשתו נותנים הרגשה ביתית. המלון לא זול, אבל זאת חוויה מיוחדת. שכחנו כמה פריטים במלון והבעלים דאגו לשלוח לנו את זה הביתה! כל הכבוד. ממליץ בחום.
Aldebert Laetitia (3 years ago)
Découverte de la viande de bisons. Viande très fine. Et bon accueil
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