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CASTLE ROUSSILLON THIRTEENTH CENTURY FORTRESS NEAR CAHORS

Catherine Gasiglia

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Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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CASTLE ROUSSILLON THIRTEENTH CENTURY FORTRESS NEAR CAHORS

People20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday castle in Saint Pierre Lafeuille - Castle Roussillon

Saint-Pierre-Lafeuille, Lot

The castle of Roussillon is a fortress of XIII century castle lined with a certification, which greeted King Louis XIII in 1632. Three towers and a large main building renovated in the state of the art, open onto two interior courtyards landscaped gardens. Protected by the moat, let yourself be enchanted by the magic of this unique location overlooking the hills of Cahors. You are at home throughout the property, the castle with rooms where you can accommodate twenty people, its great banqueting hall which can accommodate up to 120 people and its huge park. At 1:10 of Toulouse, Roussillon is an ideal place to spend your family vacation, discover the Lot and Quercy, or a big party with friends, a birthday, or wedding.

See more of photos, see our website: www.votre-chateau-de-famille.com

The castle of Roussillon is the town of Saint-Pierre-Lafeuille located 5 minutes from Cahors, a town flourishing past as evidenced by the famous bridge Valentré, structure fortified with three towers, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO under the road to St Jacques de Compostela.

Discover the Lot valley, whose course is bordered by high cliffs which is perched the village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. After Cahors, the Lot valley widens, the cliffs give way to terraces: it is there that thrive Cahors wines, popular since the Middle Ages by kings and nobles. On the slopes of limestone hills around Montcuq, the vineyards of the Coteaux du Quercy has found its place. Not to mention the wine country of the Lot, including cultivated around Rocamadour.

North, the Dordogne valley offers its proud castles, Castelnau-Bretenoux Montal and villages except as Carennac.

The limestone plateaus or plateaux, its land of heath and forest of small oaks, sprinkled with dry stone buildings, are part of the territory of the Regional Park of Causses of Quercy. The Lot department has four. The further north, the Causse de Martel is less arid and its neighbor recalls the Correze; between the Dordogne and Lot, the Causse de Gramat famous for its flagship sites, Rocamadour and the Padirac; between Cele and Lot, the equivalent in miniature, the plateau of Causse de Cajarc also called Gréalou, and on the other side of the high cliffs of the Lot, the Causse de Limogne, kingdom of truffles.

On site, go to meet the fascinating history of the castle of Roussillon: Built from the thirteenth to fifteenth century Roussillon had eight towers, three main buildings, a chapel and a cloister. It was a fortress lined with a castle approval.

The present fortress was probably built on earlier remains, in the eighth century: Roussillon was a stronghold of the Duke of Waïffre, Duke of Aquitaine, in the war that pitted him against Pepin the Short.

In the thirteenth century, this medieval castle has belonged to the family Roussillon family which takes its name. Roussillon who sometimes spells Roussilhe in ancient documents, can also mean 'scorched earth', which probably refers to the dry land of this region of the Causses.

The fourteenth century, the Hundred Years War opposes French and English. Antéjac of Raymond, lord of Roussillon, the King of England recognizes the rights to the crown of France, and opens his castle to the English in 1355.

In the sixteenth century, Roussillon becomes a stronghold of Protestantism, the lords who occupy that espoused the cause of the Protestants during the religious wars that marked the century.

In 1632, Jean-III Gontaud d'Oriolle received the king Louis XIII, who was returning from Toulouse step in Roussillon for lunch, in the grand ballroom today, called the House of Madame.

In 1728, Antoine-François de-Gontaud Cabrerets which has, in addition Roussillon, the castle where he prefers to reside Cabrerets, farmed the manor. The House of Madame is divided into three rooms by partitions to serve as housing for farmers. Abandoned by the lords, Roussillon has lost its splendor.

If the castle itself is in ruins, the land of the environment is a source of wealth. The nipple that dominates the old fortress is covered with vines. A document from 1766 tells us that there harvest 'table wine and wine to the black stranger' and 'we must be careful that the Roussillon wine is far superior to that of Cabrerets' .

A revolution, as Roussillon no longer a symbol of power, it is not a victim of mob justice. But his ruin worsens in the early nineteenth century when the heirs of Marshal Biron Gontaud-second to the steward of the property that systematically dismantles to sell the stones used to build the houses of villages.

In 1958, the family buys Mailhol Roussillon and its restoration. At that time, the castle is buried up to the first floor and sometimes the second by the rubble. One can hardly guess its architecture. Enormous work has been done to renovate three towers and two buildings and the Chamber of Madame, who found the splendor of yesteryear. Jean-Francois Mailhol, the current owner continues with passion the work begun by his parents. See our website: www.votre-chateau-de-famille.com

The castle of Roussillon is the town of Saint-Pierre-Lafeuille located 5 minutes from Cahors, a town flourishing past as evidenced by the famous bridge Valentré, structure fortified with three towers, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO under the road to St Jacques de Compostela.

Discover the Lot valley, whose course is bordered by high cliffs which is perched the village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. After Cahors, the Lot valley widens, the cliffs give way to terraces: it is there that thrive Cahors wines, popular since the Middle Ages by kings and nobles. On the slopes of limestone hills around Montcuq, the vineyards of the Coteaux du Quercy has found its place. Not to mention the wine country of the Lot, including cultivated around Rocamadour.

North, the Dordogne valley offers its proud castles, Castelnau-Bretenoux Montal and villages except as Carennac.

The limestone plateaus or plateaux, its land of heath and forest of small oaks, sprinkled with dry stone buildings, are part of the territory of the Regional Park of Causses of Quercy. The Lot department has four. The further north, the Causse de Martel is less arid and its neighbor recalls the Correze; between the Dordogne and Lot, the Causse de Gramat famous for its flagship sites, Rocamadour and the Padirac; between Cele and Lot, the equivalent in miniature, the plateau of Causse de Cajarc also called Gréalou, and on the other side of the high cliffs of the Lot, the Causse de Limogne, kingdom of truffles.

On site, go to meet the fascinating history of the castle of Roussillon: Built from the thirteenth to fifteenth century Roussillon had eight towers, three main buildings, a chapel and a cloister. It was a fortress lined with a castle approval.

The present fortress was probably built on earlier remains, in the eighth century: Roussillon was a stronghold of the Duke of Waïffre, Duke of Aquitaine, in the war that pitted him against Pepin the Short.

In the thirteenth century, this medieval castle has belonged to the family Roussillon family which takes its name. Roussillon who sometimes spells Roussilhe in ancient documents, can also mean 'scorched earth', which probably refers to the dry land of this region of the Causses.

The fourteenth century, the Hundred Years War opposes French and English. Antéjac of Raymond, lord of Roussillon, the King of England recognizes the rights to the crown of France, and opens his castle to the English in 1355.

In the sixteenth century, Roussillon becomes a stronghold of Protestantism, the lords who occupy that espoused the cause of the Protestants during the religious wars that marked the century.

In 1632, Jean-III Gontaud d'Oriolle received the king Louis XIII, who was returning from Toulouse step in Roussillon for lunch, in the grand ballroom today, called the House of Madame.

In 1728, Antoine-François de-Gontaud Cabrerets which has, in addition Roussillon, the castle where he prefers to reside Cabrerets, farmed the manor. The House of Madame is divided into three rooms by partitions to serve as housing for farmers. Abandoned by the lords, Roussillon has lost its splendor.

If the castle itself is in ruins, the land of the environment is a source of wealth. The nipple that dominates the old fortress is covered with vines. A document from 1766 tells us that there harvest 'table wine and wine to the black stranger' and 'we must be careful that the Roussillon wine is far superior to that of Cabrerets' .

A revolution, as Roussillon no longer a symbol of power, it is not a victim of mob justice. But his ruin worsens in the early nineteenth century when the heirs of Marshal Biron Gontaud-second to the steward of the property that systematically dismantles to sell the stones used to build the houses of villages.

In 1958, the family buys Mailhol Roussillon and its restoration. At that time, the castle is buried up to the first floor and sometimes the second by the rubble. One can hardly guess its architecture. Enormous work has been done to renovate three towers and two buildings and the Chamber of Madame, who found the splendor of yesteryear. Jean-Francois Mailhol, the current owner continues with passion the work begun by his parents. See our website: www.votre-chateau-de-famille.com

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Catherine Gasiglia (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks English, French

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Bathrooms4
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Castle Roussillon thirteenth century fortress near Cahors
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Merveilleux

  • 5 out of 5
Au nom de tous nos invités et de nous même nous adressons un grand bravo et un grand merci au propriétaire pour ce qu'il a fait au Château de Roussillon. Nous étions tout autant émerveillés par la beauté du lieu que bluffés par le travail que le propriétaire a fourni. Un grand merci pour son accueil et sa gentillesse . Nous avons passé, grâce à vous, certains des plus beaux moments de notre vie avec les gens que nous aimons dans un lieu merveilleux.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour cette appréciation, qui est touchante. En espérant vous revoir bientôt dans "Votre château de famille".
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Saint Pierre Lafeuille Lot
5

... un séjour hors du temps ...

  • 5 out of 5
Comment décrire ce séjour, sans parler de voyage dans le temps, jusqu'au Moyen Age ? Difficile, voire impossible.
Nous gardons un souvenir impérissable de repas dans la grande salle, de nuits dans des chambres typiques superbement restaurées, de bain dans une salle accolée à un rocher au 2eme sous sol, de vues imprenables sur les alentours, des enfants émerveillés en entrant dans chaque nouvelle pièce, des veillées dans la cour entre les pierres, de lecture dans la bibliothèque extrêmement fournie.
Au delà de tout ceci, on oublierait presque le confort complet de ce château, une rénovation et des aménagements précis, riches et discrets à la fois.
Des photos et peintures rappellent l'histoire du site, et son état au cours des siècles.
Pour notre famille comme pour nos amis ayant partagés ce séjour, des images inoubliables demeurent pour longtemps.
Pour finir, je note le détail dont nous parle notre fils encore très souvent : il a dormi dans un âtre de cheminée, dans une chambre décorée comme au temps des chevaliers .... il l'a dit à tout le monde.
  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Wouhaou!

  • 5 out of 5
L'idée de départ, louer un grand gîte pour déguster l'agneau Pascal entre amis et famille...histoire de se remettre de l'hiver
Au bout du compte, une expérience aussi délicieuse qu'improbable; le château pour nous (si! si! le propriétaire nous a confié les clés!) On a fait cuire le gigot au tournebroche et feu de bois dans la cheminée de la salle des banquets!!!
Souvenir mémorable pour les enfants et les parents (qui, du coup, sont redevenus des enfants)
3 jours hors du temps...
...pas tout à fait: il y a aussi internet et les écrans plasma (pour les "accros") et l'induction (pour les pommes de terre sarladaises)...!

i-nou-bli-a-ble!
  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Ce mariage au château, c'était tropbeau!

Ce mariage au château, c'était tropbeau!
  • 5 out of 5
Que pouvions-nous rêver de mieux pour notre mariage que le château médiéval de Roussillon, une demeure d’exception, près de Cahors, à une heure environ de Toulouse ?
Tout au long de ce weekend inoubliable, du rêve à la réalité, nous nous avons failli nous prendre pour le seigneur et la princesse de cette incroyable demeure, qui recevaient leurs meilleurs amis dans tout le confort moderne !
Quelle ambiance authentique et festive, dans la salle des banquets de Louis XIII et aux quatre coins du château, après le délicieux coktail extérieur, dans la deuxième cour! Le temps semblait s’être arrêté pour nous autant que pour nos invités ravis qui ont pleinenement savouré l’originalité et le raffinement des lieux.
Tard dans la nuit, nous choisîmes la chambre de « Monsieur ». Un défi! Les amis logèrent dans les chambres de « Montaigne », dans les tours de la Chapelle et de la Barbacane. Réveil délicieux dans le silence d’une nature préservée avec vue panoramique sur les Causses et la vallée. Ici, le temps se repose depuis des siècles. Sûr, nous reviendrons au château de Roussillon, cette fois pour partager une semaine de vacances avec quelques amis. C’était trop beau !

Sabine et Patrick
  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
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Fabuleux!

  • 5 out of 5
Nous avons eu l'immense bonheur avec quelques amis de séjourner dans ce lieu magnifique, et nous en garderons tous un excellent souvenir. Ce lieu chargé d'histoire conjugue les fastes de son passé avec tout le confort du XXIème siècle. La décoration particulièrement soignée et la campagne environnante subliment la majesté du Château.Idéal pour partager des vacances en famille ou entre amis, la configuration des lieux vous permet à la fois d'être ensemble et "chacun chez soi" si vous le souhaitez ! Un endroit chaleureux, où le temps semble suspendu: après un longue ballade dans les bois alentours, on choisit un bon bouquin dans la bibliothèque, on se réchauffe près du feu qui brûle dans l'immense cheminée de la salle de réception, pendant que les enfants déguisés en princesses et chevaliers refont l'histoire...Le soleil qui baigne les cours d'une belle lumière vous invite à prendre l'apéro entre amis ,puis on choisit un bon bouquin dans la bibliothèque et les multiples canapés et les lits douillets des chambres immenses vous tendent les bras pour une sieste bien méritée...On s'y sent comme chez soi (en mieux!!!!) et on voudrait y rester plus longtemps! Jean-François, le propriétaire,vous remet les clés du Château et vous êtes "chez vous"! Il vous racontera avec passion l'histoire de ce "tas de caillou" rénové pierre après pierre par ses parents, puis par lui-même aujourd'hui avant de vous laisser repartir, tristes que ce soit déjà fini mais heureux d'avoir eu la chance de goûter à la magie des lieux! Merci pour cet accueil et ce séjour inoubliable qui nous a fait croire un instant que nous étions les fiers seigneurs de ce domaine! Nous attendons avec impatience notre prochain séjour dans "notre" château de famille! A très bientôt!
  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Castle Roussillon thirteenth century fortress near Cahors
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Saint Pierre Lafeuille Lot
5

Un voyage inoubliable hors du temps

  • 5 out of 5
Ce week-end au château de Roussillon restera pour nous tous une expérience inoubliable; perdu dans un écrin de verdure, cette forteresse impressionnante dégage une réelle magie; Son propriétaire, d'une grande gentillesse sait vous transporter dans sa passion;
Le grand +: un château à soi tout seul!; Jean-François nous a remis les clés et nous voilà les seuls châtelains le temps du séjour; Montjoie St Denis! les souvenirs se bousculent: les apéritifs sur la terrasse en haut des remparts, les déjeuners pris près du grand feu de cheminée dans la salle de réception qui a reçu Louis XIII, mazette! les parties de cache-cache des enfants dans les tours, l'expérience d'un bain dans la crypte, les lectures dans la bibliothèque...
Malgré son grand âge, tout le confort moderne est là et la décoration est très soignée;
En bref, difficile de sortir de ce lieu vraiment enchanteur;
On n'a qu'une hâte: faire découvrir à nos amis cet endroit magique et y retourner!
  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci d'avoir autant respecté Roussillon! A bientôt! Catherine

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Toulouse
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Saint-Pierre-Lafeuille
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Narbonne
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Cahors
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Cahors
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Cahors-Nord
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Saint-Pierre-Lafeuille
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Lioran
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Narbonne

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Rental rates for this holiday castle in Saint Pierre Lafeuille, Lot

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Myenne saison
11 Apr 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
2 night minimum stay
€971
for 2 nights
€3,400
 
 
Haute saison
1 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
2 night minimum stay
€1,086
for 2 nights
€3,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit €1,000
Stay tax €0.5 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.
Notes Le prix de la location inclut le logement des 20 personnes, ainsi que les charges de chauffage, d'eau, d'électricité, l'entretien du jardin, le ménage à la fin du séjour, et le linge de maison. Les draps et les serviettes de toilette sont fournis. Les lits sont faits à votre arrivée. Attention les devis automatiques calculés par abritel sont faux. Consultez-nous!

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Saint Pierre Lafeuille in Lot

Property Type:
  • castle (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • French "chèque vacances"
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 465 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 40 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Salle de bains 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Salle de bains 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Salle de bains 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Salle de bains 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Please, see our website: www.votre-chateau-de-famille.com
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Chambre de Monsieur - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Chambre de la Chapelle - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Chambre Bibliothèque - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Chambre Tour écurie - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Chambre Barbacanne - 1 Single Bed
    Chambre Barbacanne - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Salon Barbacanne - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The property consists of three towers and a large main building, where the grand ballroom. The tower of the Barbican has an area of ??90 m2 divided into four levels, to accommodate 6 people. It consists of a living room, two bedrooms on the mezzanine, a kitchen and a bathroom. The tower of the chapel is a large vaulted room that opens onto the second courtyard. It has an area of 45 m2 that can accommodate 5 people, and has a bathroom with toilet. The tower is one of the stables housing 70 m2 spread over three levels and to accommodate 5 people in two bedrooms. There is also a small bathroom and a kitchen that communicates with the grand ballroom. The House of Mr is a studio 70 m2, which can accommodate 4 people. It is equipped with a shower and toilet and a kitchen.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Cellar
  • Courtyard
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 40 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Naturism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
You have an area of ??465 m2, to accommodate 20 people and 120 people for a reception. The banquet room of Louis XIII, formerly called 'House of Madame', an area of ??110 m2, can accommodate a reception for 120 people. Below this main building, a beautiful vaulted cellar of 80 m2 with a beautiful volume, is accessible by the second court. It can accommodate 120 people for cocktails.
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