Agel Castle (fr. châteaux D’Agel) is a medieval castle in the center of the Languedoc region with a long history stretching back before the Cathar period.

Château d’Agel is an ancient fortress dating from the early 17th century, transformed in the 16th and 17th centuries. This listed building is located in the village of Agel, between Narbonne and Béziers, in the Hérault department in OccitaniaFrance.

It lies in the Minervois region.

The oldest part of the present chateau dates from the 12th century. It is one of a line of fortified castles built by vassals of the Count of Toulouse and used to resist the Albigensian crusaders in the 13th century.

Coordinates: 43.338 N 2.852E

How to get to?

From Paris: 7 hr 56 min (795 km) via A71 and A75

From Toulouse: 1 hr 45 min (154 km) via A61

From Andorra: 3 hr 37 min (281 km) via A61

From Barcelona: 3 hr 1 min (280 km) via AP-7 and A9

From Madrid: 8 hr 38 min (885 km) via A-2

From Monaco: 4 hr 35 min (450 km) via A8

From Moscow: 35 hr (3,375 km) via E30/M1

From Belgrade: 17 hr 2 min (1,754 km) via E70

From Istanbul: 27 hr (2,703 km) via E70

From Bern: 6 hr 47 min (708 km) via A9

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