Château de Gramont

Bidache, France

Château de Gramont was first mentioned in 1329, belonging to the lords of Gramont. The medieval castle was destroyed in 1523 by the troops of Charles V of Spain and reuilt later with Renaissance additions. The gardens and terraces date from the 17th century.

In 1793 , the castle and its outbuildings were confiscated to the Nation and a military hospital was installed there for a few months. The building was empty when it was ravaged by fire in 1796.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)

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claudine DIHARCE (3 years ago)
Alain Mertens (4 years ago)
Superbes ruines d'un château plusieurs fois détruit mais dont les vestiges nous rappellent l'histoire locale avec l'aide d'un excellent guide. Superbe écrin pour le spectacle organisé par les bénévoles du village, acteurs, metteur en scène, techniciens, couturière, sécurité.. etc...sans oublier l'excellent conteur qui nous a fait visiter le village et son histoire.
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