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France's last medieval castle

The castle | MOSSOT / CC-BY-SA
Castle Bonaguil castle

Did you know Bonaguil was the last medieval castle raised in France?

The first fortress dates back to the 13th century. In the 15th century, Bonaguil fell to the Roquefeuil family: Jean de Roquefeuil extended it between 1445 and 1482, added dwelling houses.

Bérenger de Roquefeuil, his son, extended the castle. He reinforced the wall, raised several towers with machicolation and crenels.

Anyway, Bonaguil went through all History vicissitudes, from wars of Religion to king Louis XIII who demolished lots of fortress in the area...

But Bonaguil always resisted, and stayed in the Roquefeuil family until the 18th century.

French Revolution gave the castle a deathblow: seized, demolished, plundered, Bonaguil was owned by Fumel village in 1860.

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