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.
“Lagarde has not surrendered, the ruins here are imposing and proud of their past. You just have to let your imagination run wild to hear the voices of its glorious history.”