Château-Vieux

Bayonne, France

The Château-Vieux ('Old castle') in Bayonne is built on the site of an ancient Roman castrum which housed the garrison and administration of the region. From the end of the 11th century the viscounts of Labourd built the fortress based on three existing Roman towers strengthened. The castle was refortified in the 17th century by Vauban plans.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Albert Alfieri (11 months ago)
Imposing building built between the 11th and 17th century (finished by Vauban). Cannot be visited, it is still a military enclosure. If you are going to see the cathedral take a short detour on foot (100m) to admire its proportions from the square below
Guillermo R (3 years ago)
It cannot be visited. Military area. The exterior is nice.
Francisco Ramirez (4 years ago)
An old castle, good preserved
brian woo (5 years ago)
Not much to see here
Claudia Teixeira (5 years ago)
Wonderful
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