Château d'Aiguines

Aiguines, France

Château d'Aiguines was built by the Templars at the request of the Bishop of Riez in the 12th century. It was again rebuilt by Balthazar de Gauthier, local lord from 1596 to 1641. Today castle is privately owned.



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


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Blake Jones (6 years ago)
Stunning views
Marlene Patino (6 years ago)
Christian Dupuis Bailleul (7 years ago)
Nice, I prefer Barnard Castle.
Asad Uzzaman (7 years ago)
It's a Beautiful place with beauty of nature.
Henrik Klasson (8 years ago)
The castle is private property, thus making it impossible to visit. However the view from town is breathtaking, so it's still well worth a visit.
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