Château d'Onet was built in 1518-1519 for the canons of Rodez, who used it as summer residence. The history of original castle dates back to the 13th century. The furniture of castle was seized during the French Revolution in 1792.


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Founded: 1518-1519
Category: Castles and fortifications in France


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izard gabriel (11 months ago)
Beau château
lamboley emanuel (11 months ago)
Je suis pas venu voir le château mais je passe devant tous les jours et je sais pas si ont peux le visiter
Eric MTZ (2 years ago)
Bel extérieur, dommage que l’on ne puisse le visiter...
Ghislain Lefebvre (2 years ago)
Joli petit château bien restauré mais ne se visite pas. Rarement ouvert. Après le château sert pour les quines et quelques expositions temporaires. Jolie vue des alentours depuis le parc.
Stephane Torres (2 years ago)
Joli château. Intérieur difficilement accessible au quidam
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