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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 are fascinating and invite you to imagine their former splendor.

From Aragon to France

Owned by the King of Aragon, who built a modest watchtower in the 11th century, the estate became a 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 quarry during the French Revolution, the site today boasts majestic ruins. Listed as a historic monument, it has preserved its original layout and the foundations of its fortifications.

During the summer months, the château is the setting for events, gourmet markets and live entertainment!


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

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

Tuesdays from July 11 to August 22, from 6.30pm: chivalry tournament and fire show.

Saturday, July 15 and August 12, from 10 p.m.: fireworks display !

Great joys and small pleasures

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