Château de Miglos

Miglos Castle

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Castle in Miglos
  • Ruined 14th-century fortress overlooking the Vicdessos valley.

  • The Château de Miglos stands on a limestone spur in the Vicdessos valley between Niaux and Capoulet, with its imposing ruins dating back to the 14th century. In the mid-13th century, the local lord, Arnaud de Miglos, became known as a supporter of the Cathar cause, sending arms to the defenders of the besieged Montségur. At the end of the Middle Ages, the land of Miglos became a barony, giving the right of entry to the States of Foix. In 1789, the Château de Miglos (already in ruins) burned...
    The Château de Miglos stands on a limestone spur in the Vicdessos valley between Niaux and Capoulet, with its imposing ruins dating back to the 14th century. In the mid-13th century, the local lord, Arnaud de Miglos, became known as a supporter of the Cathar cause, sending arms to the defenders of the besieged Montségur. At the end of the Middle Ages, the land of Miglos became a barony, giving the right of entry to the States of Foix. In 1789, the Château de Miglos (already in ruins) burned down. It was classified as a historic monument in 1987, and crystallization work enabled the Donjon and north-west tower to be restored in 2017, saving the ruins of the castle. The association and the département are currently creating an interpretation trail around the castle. Free access to the surrounding area. Parking lot. Water point. Notice board. An orientation table offers a panoramic view of the Vicdessos valley and the Niaux cave.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
Services
  • Equipment
    • Car park
    • Orientation board
Openings
Openings
  • All year 2024
    Open Everyday
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