Château de Castelnau-de-Lévis

Castelnau-de-Lévis, France

The Château de Castelnau-de-Lévis was built at the beginning of the 13th century by Gicard Alamon, and called Castelnau de Bonnafonds. It was rebuilt by the Lévis in the 15th century, when the seigneurie came into the possession of Hugues d' Amboise, baron d'Aubijoux; the fief remained with his descendants until the seventeenth century. Hugues' grandson, Louis d'Amboise, comte d'Aubijoux and baron de Castelnau-de Bonnafous, restored the castle and dwelt in it. The narrow square watchtower (tour de guet) is 40m tall.

Apart from the watchtower, all that remains today are remnants of other buildings. From the castle, there is a good view of Albi and the Tarn valley.

The castle is privately owned.

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

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Paul Michell (2 years ago)
Come storm or sun, this place is always atmospheric. Greta views over Albi & the Tarn valley. A great place to start a walk from on the plateau.
Arnold Buddenberg (3 years ago)
A point to visit in combination with a hike, boucle de Castelnau-de-Lévis
Helene Vesoul (4 years ago)
Very beautiful castle. We were unable to visit it following the Covid 19, but the exterior is to be seen. Its soaring tower is extremely rare.
Evelien Woolard (5 years ago)
We were the only ones there. Worth a stop.
DAVID TOWEY (5 years ago)
Well worth a visit, some lovely views...
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