The Château de Mayragues (12th - 17th century) and its pigeon loft built on 4 columns, both listed as Historic Buildings, surrounded by its bio-dynamic vineyard, sit proudly in the midst of the magnificent rolling countryside of the Bastides Albigeoises.

The Château de Mayragues is one of the few remaining examples of the regional fortified architecture with a half-timbered, overhanging gallery surrounding the top of the château built of the light-coloured local limestone. The splendid pigeon loft sitting on 4 stone columns, typical of the Languedoc region, the formal box parterre, the vineyard (cultivated in bio-dynamics since 1999), the surrounding woods and fields of sunflowers and corn, make an ideal setting for the summer concerts which have been performed in front of the château for the last 20 years.The château and the pigeon loft have undergone an extensive 35 year restoration programme using traditional meterials of stone, wood, lime and sand, and in 1998, during the course of the restoration, were awarded the Grand Prix of the Vieilles Maisons Françaises.The half-timbered gallery provides a unique setting for the guest B&B bedrooms and an extensive view over the garden and the surrounding countryside. Visiting the winery, tasting the bio-dynamic wines of the domain, or simply relaxing in the garden are the ideal complement to discovering the treasures of the Bastides Albigeoises.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Duncan Innes (8 months ago)
Excellent wine and beers here. Well worth searching out.
Pierre Monopinion (2 years ago)
Outstanding. Lovely hosts, amazing location and it’s just a full lid. Buy the wine, I did and it is far, far better than the price tag.
Geoff J (2 years ago)
Accomodating, knowledgeable and kid-friendly! We had a wonderful tasting and an even better time! Bring a snack and have a picnic on the grounds with one (or many) of their outstanding organic wines!
Vincent BERTRAND-NOEL (2 years ago)
Castle of friends of mine. Organic gaillac wines and hearty welcome is guaranteed. Of you want authenticity and local wines. Go !
José Fernando Jiménez Pereira (4 years ago)
We were a group of 13 colleagues from London visiting vineyards in the south of France. Stopping at this Chateau was one of the highlights of our trip. The wine is great, the Chateau is beautifully preserved, and the owner was a great guy. Highly recommended.
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