Location pre-spotted by Film France network
56090
updated: 05/05/2017
Castle of Arques
11190 Arques
France
Contact the commission

Occitanie Film Commission - Montpellier

| +33 (0)4 67 64 95 68

56090
Castle of Arques
11190 Arques
France
Contact the commission

Occitanie Film Commission - Montpellier

| +33 (0)4 67 64 95 68

Credits: Languedoc-Roussillon Cinéma
Caption: Chateau d‘Arques
Credits: Languedoc-Roussillon Cinéma
Caption: Chateau d‘Arques
Credits: Languedoc-Roussillon Cinéma
Caption: Chateau d‘Arques
Credits: Languedoc-Roussillon Cinéma
Caption: Chateau d‘Arques
Location type
Categories
Castle
Environment
Countryside,
Forest,
Mountain
General presentation
Location Condition Type
Well maintained,
Closed down
Location History
During the Albigensian Crusade Simon de Montfort takes and plunders Arques, around 1210. Subsequently he gave the manor as a reward to his lieutenant, Pierre de Voisins. But in 1280, Gilles, his son began building the castle, which ends around 1310, by his grand-son Gilles II. During the Revolution, the castle was sold as national property and suffered some damage, it is classified Historical Monument in 1887. The tower became municipal property in 1910.
Construction period
XIIIth Century
Dominant style
Art Roman,
Gothic - Middle Ages
Remarkable architectural elements
Fireplace,
Yard