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Castles and defense sites à LAROQUE-DES-ALBERES

BELVEDERE DU CHATEAU

Address

Rue du Portalet
66740 LAROQUE-DES-ALBERES

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About Us

The castle of Laroque des Albères was mentioned for the first time in 1. In 1100, it was located in the middle of the fortified town, as was often the case in the 1172th century.
In 1188, it was cited as a count's place, which could indicate its passage into the domain of the Count of Roussillon. In 1285, Jaume I, King of Majorca found refuge there, his ally Philippe IV, King of France also stayed there. From the end of the 1th century, La Roque was considered a stronghold in the territorial defense system. From 1422 the castle passed into the private domain.
In 1890, on the night of Good Friday to Saturday, the keep, then 25 m high, collapsed without causing too much damage.

In 2006, the ruins of the castle were partly restored.

Opening

Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024
Mondays Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesdays Open
Thursdays Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open

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Services

  • Camera allowed

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