Château-Verdun

Historic site and monument, Little towns of character in Château-Verdun
  • Picturesque village in the heart of the Aston Valley

  • Commune de Château-Verdun Altitude: 767 m Location: between the service village of Les Cabannes and the village of Verdun in the Sabarthès area, in the Aston valley Number of inhabitants: 42 Distances: Les Cabannes 1 km-Tarascon-sur-Ariège 6 km Château-Verdun is a small Pyrenean village surrounded by other communes such as Aulos-Sinsat, Pech, Albiès and Larcat. The village probably owes its name to the Château de Gudanes and the Château de Château-Verdun. The two châteaux differ in the type...
    Commune de Château-Verdun Altitude: 767 m Location: between the service village of Les Cabannes and the village of Verdun in the Sabarthès area, in the Aston valley Number of inhabitants: 42 Distances: Les Cabannes 1 km-Tarascon-sur-Ariège 6 km Château-Verdun is a small Pyrenean village surrounded by other communes such as Aulos-Sinsat, Pech, Albiès and Larcat. The village probably owes its name to the Château de Gudanes and the Château de Château-Verdun. The two châteaux differ in the type of castle they are, one medieval and in ruins, the other classical in style dating from the 18th century. Historically, the first castle was mentioned in the 12th century, according to an act decided by Count Raimond-Roger in connection with the counties of Toulouse and Foix, to swear allegiance to the powerful King of Aragon, Peter II, who was suzerain master of the valleys. The castrum, or fortified tower in Occitan, was the seat of government of the Château-Verdun seigneury until the 17th century, when it was dismantled on the possible orders of Cardinal de Richelieu. A fiefdom was mentioned as far back as 1244, belonging to this feudal family, vassal of the counties of Foix and Toulouse, which controlled neighboring communes such as Verdun, Aston, Albiès and Larcat. Today, the feudal castle is in ruins, leaving only the 17th-century Château de Gudanes (still intact), which can still be seen from the top of the old castrum. The Château de Gudanes, which has been the subject of numerous studies, was classified as a historic monument in 1994 and is now privately owned following its purchase in 2013 by the descendants of the Gudanes family. Town hall opening hours Tuesday: 2 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Spoken languages
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