Ruins of the castle of Miremont, French Heritage monument to Chalvignac
The ruins of the Castle bear witness to the troubled history of the Limousin in the middle ages and during the wars of Religion. The castle was besieged in 1105, 1183, 1196. It was taken in 1357 and 1374. The Lords participated in the wars of Religion. From the 17th century in the middle of the 18th century, Miremont belonged to the Bourbon-Malause, then it passed to the Countess of Poitiers, who sold it in 1747 to the marquis de Simiane family dementela Castle. First Sentinel, the castle became residence of approval. The fortress was established based on a long path, on a platform whose edges Rocky soubassent a wall in the middle of which opened the entrance gate near which remains the base of a semicircular flanking tower. Each end of the Northeast front lie the foundations for two towers flanking semi-circular. Inside this perimeter were several speakers. Logis fortified constituting the castle itself stood on the mound at the Northwest end. There remain only two high curtains, the angle and the ends to protrude the circular towers découronnées and ruined in height of the upper. The two towers of the ends keep, on the ground floor, a vaulted room in Cap.
Source: Ministry of Culture, France
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Ruins of the castle of Miremont, The ruins of the Castle bear witness to the troubled history of the Limousin in the middle ages and during the wars of Religion. The castle was besieged in (...) Ruins of the castle of Miremont, French Heritage monument to Chalvignac chalvignac, cantal
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