Guilhem castle built for the Lords of Clermont-l’Hérault

Guilhem castle (fr. Château des Guilhem) is a medieval castle in the town of Clermont-l’Hérault in the Hérault département of France. The castle has been listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1927.

Built for the Guilhems, lords of Clermont-l’Hérault, at the end of the 11th and beginning of the 12th centuries, the castle stands on Puech Castel hill, overlooking the town and surrounding country.

The only remains are the fortifications, two vaulted rooms, and the keep or Guilhem Tower, which continues to dominate the city from the top of its hill.

The site remained closed from 2009 to 2013 to the public due to the risks for visitors. It was reopened on August 12th, 2013. Due to the risks of stone falling and the state of disrepair, the castle is now prohibited to the public by municipal decree dated April 18, 2018.

Coordinates: 43°37′47″N 3°25′42″E

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