This château is truly a castle. 'Roquetaillade', meaning carved out of rock, references the troglodyte caves underneath the castle.
The castle itself dates to the 14th century and, in unique style, has two fortresses within the stone castle walls. It was subject to a massive restoration in the 19th century by Viollet-le-Dic whose interior decorations and furniture are a key reason for this castle being listed as a Historic Monument.
It is still privately owned by the Roquetaillade family who have been resident here since 1306! As well as the castle being classified as a historical monument there is also a working farm on the land alongside an A.O.C. Graves vineyard that produces a variety of wines. Tours are available (in English) for individuals or groups and cover the history and architecture of the area and the building itself.
With such a magnificent setting it would almost criminal not to be able hire out the banquet halls and gardens for private functions. But lucky they do organise weddings, banquets and cocktail parties. For more information or for a full list of seasonal opening times, please visit their website using the link above.
- Free parking
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