Castella de Saint-Sulpice

Saint-Sulpice-la-Pointe, France

On the mound near L'Agout river, in Saint-Sulpice-la-Pointe, are preserved ruins of the keep and the chapel of the old castle built around 1240 by the Albigensian lord Sicard Alaman.

The castle is listed as a historic monument, it is one of the unmissable sites of the city of Saint-Sulpice-La-Pointe. Perched on the old castle mound, the remains of the Castela Castle chapel founded by the great Albigensian lord Sicard d'Alaman in 1240 testify to the rich historical past and the strategic position of Saint-Sulpice in the Middle Ages. The castle will be destroyed during the Wars of Religion in the 16th century by Protestants. Following the tragedy, notables Toulouse will decide to rebuild all the houses of the country house with the bricks of the castle. That's why today only a few remains of the old fortress. The site of Castela now offers a beautiful green setting to enjoy a family picnic.

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Founded: c. 1240
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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www.tourism-occitanie.co.uk

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Pedro Melo (12 months ago)
Beautiful ruins and exhibition!
Henry CANDELON (2 years ago)
Super.
Christophe Buffoni (3 years ago)
Superbe expérience faite aujourd'hui même. Commentée par une guide enthousiaste et sûre de ses dires, la visite a été parfaite. Vraiment conseillé pour petits et grands.
Anna Buehler (3 years ago)
It is a nice place, ot is a pity that the guides can not speak any word English
Franck Bragagnolo (4 years ago)
Nice experience and very good storytelling
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