Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

Château de la Roche Courbon and its gardens

Château de la Roche Courbon is a large château, developed from an earlier castle, in the Charente-Maritime département of France. Located about 20 minutes by car from Rochefort.

History

Under the current castle, there are caves whose prehistoric furnishings show that they were inhabited during the Mousterian (- 120,000 years), Aurignacian (- 40,000 years) and Magdalenian …

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Interesting places in the Pyrenees and around with Jane Cautch

Sorde – an abbey in France that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Sorde Abbey (fr. Abbaye de Sorde) is located in a small village of the same name (Sorde-l’Abbaye), located at the intersection of Landes and the Basque Country. It was built in the eleventh century, on the banks of the Gave d’Orlon.

The abbey consists of three architectural objects:

– The Abbey Church (L’abbatiale Saint Jean-Baptiste de Sorde), …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

Bellocq castle – ruins that have been a Historical Monument since 1997

Bellocq Castle – ruins that have been a Historical Monument since 1997

Bellocq Castle (fr. Le château de Bellocq) is located in the eponymous town of the French Atlantic Pyrenees (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) department. Bellocq was located on the border of Guyenne, which belonged to England in the 13th century. Gaston VII de Béarn built a castle on …

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Modern art

The history of Catalan art

Catalan art has gone through a parallel evolution to that of the rest of Europe, following in a diverse way the multiple tendencies that emerged in the context of the history of Western art. Art has always been one of the main means of human expression, allowing humans to communicate ideas, feelings and their relation …

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Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The Salses fortress is a modern age castle in a communal territory of Salses in the Rosselló comarca in Northern Catalunya (France)

The Salses castle (fortress) is a modern age castle in a communal territory of Salses in the Rosselló comarca in Northern Catalunya (France). From a chronological perspective it is the third of the Salses castles, after the Vell Castle and Castle Reial.

This castle today serves as a Museum of Salses History. It is located in …

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