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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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.
Stéphanie St-M (2 years ago)
Very nice point of view. It is a beautiful walk to do. We walked up there and it's really nice.
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