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Château de Bonrepos

Château de Bonrepos
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Castle Facts:

Location: Bonrepos-Riquet, in the Haute-Garonne departement of France (Midi-Pyrenees Region).
Built: 1651.
Condition: Ruined.
Ownership / Access: Owned by the municipality.
ISMH Reference Number: PA31000036
Notes: Château de Bonrepos is located in France in the town of Bonrepos-Riquet (official designation of the town since 1921), in the department of Haute-Garonne and the region Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrenees. It was built by Pierre-Paul Riquet.Until the late sixteenth century, the town had the same name as his parish: Saint-Jean-de-Montagne, which depended on the barony of Verfeil. After the fire of the church by the Huguenots between 1570 and 1593, it is the name of the manor of Bonrepos right thing definitely. Attracted by the site, Riquet Bonrepos chooses to study, in the open, thanks to the many sources and ditches the valley of Garene, the problems it water supply from its canal project, the channel Royal Languedoc, he decided in 1651 to settle there. The center of the town consists of the castle, now the town hall and the church settled on a hill overlooking the valleys of Conne and Girou. Since this dominant position and on a clear day, one can discover the distant Pyrenees. The history of the castle and the village of Bonrepos-Riquet are closely dependent and the change of name of the town of Bonrepos Riquet by adding the name in 1921 reflects the recognition of the village to its illustrious inhabitant.

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