Château de Saint-Michel-de-Vax

Saint-Michel-de-Vax, France

Château de Saint-Michel-de-Vax (not open), built between 1200 and 1250, was responsible for building the village. The Lord of St Michel Lacombe, Empire General, was born in 1753 and died there in 1812 after a distinguished career immortalized in the 'Georgics' by Claude Simon, one of his descendants, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1985.

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

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