The Château de Castries, known as the “little Versailles of Languedoc”, features a 17th century French-style garden designed by Le Nôtre, gardener to King Louis XIV. It was watered by the aqueduct, a unique structure in France that is also listed as a historical monument and was designed by Paul Riquet, who also designed the Canal du Midi.
From the main courtyard you can access the large terraces that have a spectacular view over the star-shaped pathways, ponds and vineyards.
Group guided tours of the park all year round by reservation. Information on entry fees is available from the Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole tourism office.
Located 15 km east of Montpellier, Castries got its name from an ancient roman castrum built on the Via Domitia. Today the village is dominated by its castle and adorned with a beautiful aqueduct which you can discove...
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