Château de Saint-Félix-Lauragais

Saint-Félix-Lauragais, France

Château de Saint-Félix-Lauragais was originally constructed in the 11th century. The first Synod of the Cathar church, known as the Council of Saint-Félix was held there in 1167. In the 14th century, the castle was transformed into a country house by a brother of Pope John XXII. The complex includes buildings from the 13th to the 18th centuries.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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ahmed benhamida (12 months ago)
Pat Hall (13 months ago)
Good place to visit
Sergio Le Cathare (15 months ago)
1167.....début de l'histoire Cathare....
Christian/Christine Bousquet (2 years ago)
Un village du Lauragais tellement authentique... A découvrir absolument.
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