The Maureilhan castle (fr. Château à Maureilhan) is situated in the small town of Maureilhan.

Maureilhan is a commune located in the southwest of Hérault department, OccitaniaFrance.

The town of Maureilhan is located in the township of Capestang part of the district of Béziers.

The castle has a large quadrangular enclosure. The exterior wall of each of the four wings, and the four circular corner towers are one of the rare regional examples of a castle having retained this defensive and feudal aspect. The observation of the numerous occasions in the masonry as well as the subsequent additions, make it possible to distinguish four periods. The first extends until the 15th century.

Most of the structural work dates from the 15th to the 17th century. Reconstruction took place in the late 16th or early 17th century. The grand staircase and the upper parts of the southern third of the west wing and the whole of the south wing can also be associated with this period. This large room on the first floor with its murals probably also dates from this period.

The third period corresponds to the middle of the 18th century with the construction of the northern 2/3 of the west wing; the east wing; primitive clipped boundary wall as well as the towers.

The last period extends from the end of the 18th to the 19th century. The castle then developed numerous additions (wine cellar; fourth wing; closure of a large outdoor courtyard).

This private estate is now listed historical monument.

Coordinates: 43.358 N and 3.12 E

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From Paris: 7 hr 31 min (767 km) via A71 and A75

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From Monaco: 4 hr 11 min (422 km) via A8 and A9

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From Belgrade: 16 hr 44 min (1,726 km) via E70

From Istanbul: 27 hr (2,674 km) via E70

From Bern: 6 hr 22 min (680 km) via A9

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