Château de Lavardens

Lavardens, France

Château de Lavardens dominates the skyline of surrounding lands. Originally built in the 12th century, it was later a residence of Counts of Armagnac. The present massive structure dates from 1620 onwards and it was built on the ruins of medieval castle (destroyed by King's soldiers in 1496).


Your name


Founded: 1620
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

More Information


4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Bert H (6 months ago)
Nice place to visit.
Jeff Burridge (8 months ago)
Great pottery exhibition in a beautifully restored chateau in deepest Gers. €7.50 entry.
Denis Broomfield (10 months ago)
Amazing building. And the exhibitions were spectacular. Well done to all those who are involved in the developments.
David Grenthe (10 months ago)
A very beautiful little village. Well worth visiting with its castle from 10th century and the adorable church with nice view
Matt Bartholomew (2 years ago)
Beautiful grounds and chateau. The little vendors on the streets are very friendly and the food is great too. Summertime is the best time for night markets.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Kastelholma Castle

First record of Kastelholma (or Kastelholm) castle is from the year 1388 in the contract of Queen Margaret I of Denmark, where a large portion of the inheritance of Bo Jonsson Grip was given to the queen. The heyday of the castle was in the 15th and 16th centuries when it was administrated by Danish and Swedish kings and stewards of the realms. Kastelhoma was expanded and enhanced several times.

In the end of 16th century castle was owned by the previous queen Catherine Jagellon (Stenbock), an enemy of the King of Sweden Eric XIV. King Eric conquered Kastelholma in 1599 and all defending officers were taken to Turku and executed. The castle was damaged under the siege and it took 30 years to renovate it.

In 1634 Åland was joined with the County of Åbo and Björneborg and Kastelholma lost its administrative status.