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Château de Lagarde

The little Versailles of the Pyrenees

Ten minutes from Mirepoix, Château de Lagarde stands on a small hill. Visible from the road to Camon, its colossal ruins will fascinate you and give your imagination space to recreate the splendor of yesteryear.

From Aragon to France

Property of the King of Aragon, who had a modest watchtower built in the 11th century, the estate came into the possession of the Lévis, lords of the Île de France, victors in the crusade against the Albigensians.

It was remodeled and enlarged into a fortress with colossal towers, then transformed from the 16th century onwards into a prestigious residence. Finally, under the aegis of Louise de Roquelaure, magnificent formal gardens gave the château a grandeur unequalled in the Pyrenees.

Sold to the stone during the Revolution, today the site offers majestic ruins. Classified as a historic monument, it has preserved its original layout and the foundations of its original fortifications.

During the summer months, the château is the scene of events, gourmet markets and also live entertainment.

It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Living the castle life

In July and August, this private château is open to visitors every day, except Sundays and Wednesday mornings.

Saturdays from July 8 to August 19, from 6pm: gourmet producers’ market with entertainment.

Tuesdays from July 11 to August 22, from 6:30pm: chivalry tournaments and equestrian fire show.

To find out more about this mouth-watering program, check out our agenda.

Great joys and small pleasures

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