Bourg castral Belgentier, French Heritage monument to Belgentier

* altitude: 354 m. area: 1000 m2. On the Summit, today occupied by an antenna installation somewhat upset the field, a butte has been shaped in the substrate, protected on three sides by the stiffness of slopes and to the East by a still conspicuous gap, crossed by a ramp in dry stone. On the southern and western slopes a few fragments of rubble masonry walls squared. A beautiful path calade jagged rises from the village to the orchard of olive trees planted on the Hill, to the northeast of the site. Qualified as a villa in the charters of the 11th century, Belgentier does appear as castrum only in 1232 - 1244. This modest habitat (44 fires of queste in 1315-1316, 13 homes in 1471, 192 houses and 942 inhabitants in 1765), does not seem to have ever been deserted, but moved the Summit to the bottom of the Valley. The chronology of the fall, no doubt earlier at the end of the middle ages, remains to be determined.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Bourg castral Belgentier

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

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Location and general information

  • identifier : 134914
  • item : bourg castral de Belgentier
  • Location of the building :
    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Belgentier
  • Place name : Saint-Michel
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 83017
  • Zip code of the municipality : 83210
  • Order in the communal list : 2
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 2 names :
    • town
    • bourg castral
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : remains

Dates and times

  • Period of construction :
    • The building dates mainly from the period : 11th century
  • Investigation : 2000
  • Date taken into account : 2007/10/30

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 4 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • rubble
    • stone
    • dry stone
  • 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 :
    • The only information on the typology 'kind motte'
  • 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 : 4 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • castle
    • church
    • castle
    • strong
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other : 2 various other information are available
    • region provence-alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • private property (?)
  • Author of the survey MH : Sauze Elisabeth
  • Mérimée reference : IA83001212

The complete official record is available at Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur - Direction Culture et Patrimoine - Service de l'Inventaire général du patrimoine culturelGrand Horizon, 11-13 boulevard de Dunkerque, 13002 Marseille - 04 88 10 76 66

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