Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

Cassan castle – “Small Versailles of Languedoc”

Cassan Abbey (fr. Château-abbaye de Cassan) is an 18th-century building in France, classified as a historical monument. It is located in Roujan commune, Hérault département, Occitanie, near Montpellier.

The Augustinian priory was founded in 1080, on land donated by the Alquier noble family of Béziers A new church was consecrated on 6 October 1115.

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The cities of the Pyrenees and around with Andrew Morato

Pézenas and its sights

Pézenas (fr. Pézenas) is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France.

Pézenas is a town steeped in history as evidenced by its historic centre, a setting for late Middle Ages residences and numerous mansions from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. But the history of the city is much older since …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The Lézignan-la-Cèbe castle built between 1625 and 1630 by Henri II, Duke of Montmorency

The Lézignan-la-Cèbe castle (fr. Château de Lézignan-la-Cèbe) near Montpellier. Lézignan-la-Cèbe is a commune in the Hérault département in the Occitanie region in southern France.

According to the Ministry of Culture of France, the castle was built between 1625 and 1630 by Henri II, Duke of Montmorency, for his wife. Of sober architecture, it consists of three …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The Domain Château Les Sacristains was established in the XIV century by the Benedictine monks

The Sacristains castle (fr. Chateau les Sacristains) near Montpellier. The Domain Château Les Sacristains was established in the XIV century by the Benedictine monks of the Valmagne abbey to provide food and wine to the nearby abbey. The Domain is surrounded by 75 hectares of rolling landscape full of olive & truffle groves, vineyards, meadows …

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