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Château d'Aguilar

Château d'Aguilar
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Castle Facts:

Location: Tuchan, in the Aude departement of France (Languedoc-Roussillon Region).
Built: 12th century.
Condition: Ruins.
Ownership / Access: Private property.
Notes: Château d'Aguilar (Aguilar in Occitan) is a castle called Cathar located east of Tuchan in the Aude department. This is a castle dating perhaps from the twelfth century, the construction continued during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. castle in the hands of the Terms family becomes the thirteenth century royal fortress. The castle is located on a hill 96 meters high overlooking the plain of Tuchan. It consists of two chambers separated by the lists. The buildings grouped in the center of the second enclosure are all virtually destroyed. The outer wall, built by the Royal Engineers between 1262 and the early fourteenth century, consists of six semi-circular towers. The interior walls, corresponding to the castle of the lords of terms, features a main building and a cistern. At a later period this enclosure was flanked by a rectangular tower. On the south side of the castle remain the Chapel of St. Anne and some remains of the walls that protected the town..

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