Château de Roquetaillade
33210 Mazères Driving directions
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Jul-Aug: 11am-5pm; weekends Easter-end Jun and Sep-Oct: 3pm and 4pm; rest of year: Sun, school hols (except Christmas school hols) and Bank Hols 3pm and 4pm, school hols Christmas 3pm - closed 25 Dec

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This imposing medieval castle (1306) forms part of a pair of 12C-14C fortresses standing within a single set of surrounding walls. From 1866, Viollet-le-Duc restored the building; note the extraordinary decoration in the dining hall and pink bedchamber, which foreshadow the Art Nouveau style. In the grounds, there is a chapel with an oriental-style interior set among the ancient trees. Facing the entrance, the sharecropping farm (12C dovecot) has a few farm animals.

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