built by Louis VII
There are hundreds of castles in France, many of which were built in the ancient Middle Ages. But which ones are the best? Turprom has compiled for you a special selection of castles in France to inspire you to new interesting trips! Let’s look at a list of ten medieval castles in France that have retained their original appearance as much as possible.
10th place: Chateau de Foix
France, the very south: Foix can be found in the eponymous capital of the Ariege department in southern France. The beginning of the history of this building dates back to 987, but it acquired its final form much later, because constantly improved. The castle belonged to Roger of Carcassonne and his descendants, and from 1034 was transferred to the county of Foix. Between 1211 and 1212, the castle was besieged by the crusaders, but was not destroyed. Continue reading