Château de Terraube

Terraube, France

The Château de Terraube was built around 1272 for the de Galard family, Merovingian dukes of Gascony; a date on the doorway confirms this. The de Galards have owned the castle ever since. It was altered and enlarged in the 16th and 17th centuries. The residence was enlarged from 1768 by the master masons Guillaume Gras, Jacques Lapeyronie and Dominique Ducasse. Two further residential buildings were added around 1773 by masons Guillaume Aurio and Joseph Labarthe.

Stone decorations include animals, people, gargoyles and coats of arms, including those of the Galards on a chimney.

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Founded: c. 1272
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Michel St Jean (3 years ago)
pretty village
Eric GEORGET (4 years ago)
Nice
Sylvain Dessaint (5 years ago)
We only came for a coffee. Very nice place and very nice and friendly staff ..
Eleam Aril (5 years ago)
A beautiful castle that we want to visit, but a living castle. A stone village perched on the rock quite charming. A superb obstacle course cso. A must see place when we love stones
elizabeth bouvier (5 years ago)
Unique place. Back to the Middle Ages. Safe Haven !
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