Château de Geniez, Géniez or Géniès, is a castle in Sauliac-sur-Célé, Lot department, Occitania, France (Massif Central).

According to A. Foissac, in 1234, the castrum de Géniès was entrusted to the Géniès family by a Cardaillac baron de Saint-Cirq, who owed them tribute. In fact, it seems that the donation mentioned by Abbé Foissac dates back to around 1340, made by Hugues de Cardaillac to Géraud de Géniès and concerning not Geniez but Aynac.

According to Edmond Albe, the origins of the Geniez castle and lineage can be traced back to Geniès de la Roque, a knight of the Cajarc castrum mentioned in 1257.

The château was abandoned in 1943 after the death of its last resident owner. The estate was inherited by Madame Salgues de Genies, wife Byet, in 1970. Since then, the heirs have restored and maintained the château.

The building was listed as a historic monument on June 7, 1995.

How to get to?

From Paris: 6 hr 2 min (569 km) via A20

From Toulouse: 1 hr 46 min (143 km) via A20

From Andorra: 4 hr 2 min (324 km) via A20

From Barcelona: 5 hr 14 min (534 km) via AP-7 and A61

From Madrid: 9 hr 20 min (897 km) via A-1

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