Château de Mauléon was first built in the 11th century. The wooden building was replaced in the 13th century by the strongest castle of area in a strategic location on the road to Spain. Later it was conquered by English army. In 1642 the castle is demolished by order of Louis XIII. In 1648 a partial reconstruction was organized but the castle was finally left abandoned. During the French Revolution it was a prison.


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


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allande1977 (4 months ago)
The walk to the castle from the Lower Town where the Upper Town Square is a very pleasant classic. The visit to the castle itself is quite short but the place is authentic and the view of the town of Mauléon, the surrounding countryside and the Arbailles massif is sumptuous. What a way to spend a pleasant moment with your family or as a couple.
Alastair STEPHEN (Embal'VERT) (4 months ago)
Great views over the Town . The castle has been partially restored by a local historical society and at time of writing costs 3 euros to enter . Interesting to imagine how many people and animals would have been inside in a time of siege .
Michael Mercier (15 months ago)
A pretty little castle! € 3 per person (no cb). Very cool, but it does quite quickly. Well preserved and beautiful view from the top of the ramparts.
natacha Chmielowski (2 years ago)
The castle is nice but nothing to see there.
Christelle Fouquet (2 years ago)
Pretty little castle which deserves to be restored. The visit is short, so the price is not excessive, it is 3 euros per adult person. There are wooden games available in the yard, it's nice. However, I remove a star because I personally find that the site is not optimized enough and could do much better.
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