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.
On the doorstep of Montpellier to the South West, Lavérune conceals some beautiful stately homes also called Montpellier follies. To visit : the Bishops Castle and its Modern Art Museum and the château Engerran, a wi...
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