Château du Bousquet is a castle located in Arcambal, Lot department, Occitania, France, (Massif Central). The building was registered as a historic monument in 1979.

The Arcambal family is known as consuls of Cahors between 1230 and 1307.

Knowledge of the du Bousquet family starts with Jean du Bousquet, ennobled in 1341, brother of Cardinal Bernard du Bousquet, archbishop of Naples. Jean du Bousquet could be the builder of the first castle.

It was after the end of the Hundred Years’ War that the construction of the large central tower began, between 1484 and 1525, as well as a significant part of the building. In 1528, the heiress of the castle Catherine du Bousquet married a member of the Deslax family.

In the 17th century, the Deslax d’Arcambal family built the towers of the west facade and the balustraded terrace. In 1787, completely ruined, the Marquis Deslax d’Arcambal, marshal of the king’s camps and armies, had to sell the castle. The property was sold again in 1804, then in 1816, to the ancestors of the current owners.

The Château du Bousquet was registered as a historic monument on March 2, 1979.

Address: Rue du Château, 46090 Arcambal, France

How to get to?

From Paris: 5 hr 39 min (585 km) via A20

From Cahors: 10 min (7.2 km) via D911 and Rte de Villefranche/D911

From Toulouse: 1 hr 27 min (115 km) via A62 and A20

From Andorra: 3 hr 39 min (296 km) via A20

From Barcelona: 4 hr 41 min (506 km) via AP-7 and A61

From Madrid: 8 hr 32 min (911 km) via A-1 and A64

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