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BISHOPS’ CASTLE

Castles and defenses sites, Castle in Lavérune
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  • The Château des Evêques (Bishops’ Castle) was built in the 18th century in a park planted with cypress trees, plane trees and magnolias, on the site of an old feudal castle.

    The château features a remarkable fortified door, as well as a music room with ornamental plasterwork. It was the summer residence of the bishops of Montpellier, including the respected Joachim Colbert de Croissy, nephew of the great Colbert.

    The park has a number of ponds including a large fish-pond, as well as a...
    The Château des Evêques (Bishops’ Castle) was built in the 18th century in a park planted with cypress trees, plane trees and magnolias, on the site of an old feudal castle.

    The château features a remarkable fortified door, as well as a music room with ornamental plasterwork. It was the summer residence of the bishops of Montpellier, including the respected Joachim Colbert de Croissy, nephew of the great Colbert.

    The park has a number of ponds including a large fish-pond, as well as a French-style garden and an orangery. Sold to the Revolution as a national asset, today it houses the Hofer-Bury museum and the Jean de la Fontaine multimedia library.
  • Access
    • Railway station  :  Gare SNCF Montpellier Saint Roch at 10 km
    • Motorway  :  A9 - Sortie "Saint-Jean-de-Védas" at 10 km
  • Environment
    • Less than 20 km from Montpellier garrigue side
  • Spoken languages
    • French
    • English
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Reception of disabled persons
  • Services
    • Pets allowed
  • Rates
  • Free admission
Openings
Openings
  • All year 2024
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