Château de Montespieu

Naves, France

Château de Montespieu is a neo-medieval fortress located in Navès. Built on foundations dating back to the twelfth century, it was completely rebuilt in the sixteenth century, rebuilt in the seventeenth and restored in 1900. The castle Montespieu is a vast rectangle which has the features of a neo-medieval fortress. It is flanked by seven towers, three in the main body and four pavilions constructed of square.

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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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