Castle, French Heritage monument to Coupiac

Sitting on a massive rock that dominates the village, square shape, very high and flanked by four circular towers, whose walls have six to seven feet thick. Near the attic, reigned all around the building a gallery with machicolations which there remain only a few parts. Inside, remarkable vaults, each full-arch, in warhead. those towers, spherical and divided by beautiful veins. The ornamentation of doors and Windows announces the invoice of the 16th century, and it appears that at this time a large part of the Interior was redesigned. In a large room called the red room fireplace decorated in the style of Windows and supported by two colonels of granite. There, as elsewhere, the coat of arms of the Lords was scratched. Two beautiful spiral staircases, one near the Tower of the levant, the other in a dome that rises on the back at the center of the building.

A quarter of the castle was previously shot. This is the part that stretched from the South to the dome Tower. It said that it was by order of Louis XI, displeased the Lord of Coupiac about the revolt of the count of Armagnac, he inflicted this punishment.

Source: Historical and genealogical Documents on families and men by Hippolyte de Barrau.

(Castle, coupiac)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Castle, « Castle » is a construction of the city of Coupiac (France, Aveyron). Castle, French Heritage monument to Coupiac coupiac, aveyron

Location and general information

  • identifier : 10058
  • item : Château
  • Location of the building :
    • Midi-Pyrénées
    • Aveyron
    • Coupiac
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 12080
  • Zip code of the municipality : 12550
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : castle
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction :
    • We have no information on the time of construction of this monument.
  • Date of protection : 1928/02/13 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/08/30

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other :
    • other Information : property of a private person 1992
  • Picture : 8dc528316ce38d620f8e2db61cf454c6.jpg
  • Details : Château : inscription par arrêté du 13 février 1928
  • Mérimée reference : PA00094003

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