The little jewel of the Castle of Las Touzeilles

The Castle of Las Touzeilles or Lastouzeilles in Palleville, between Revel and Puylaurens, shelters a small jewel: its water tower listed in the supplementary inventory of Historic Buildings.
Built in the 15th and 16th centuries, the castle was witness to the Wars of Religion and in particular to the siege of Turenne.

 

A bit of History...

The construction of the present castle dates back to the end of the 15th century.

In 1587, it was taken by the Protestants who took refuge there to resist the troops of Anne de Joyeuse. A trace of a cannonball has remained inscribed on the west façade and the writings have only preserved this episode on the castle. The owner converted after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, not without having a lintel engraved "in spite of myself. After the Revolution, it was bought in 1806 by Jean-Louis de Gouttes, whose current owners are the descendants. In the 19th century, work was carried out, including the installation of buttresses to support walls built without foundations.

 

The castle...

The castle is built entirely in fairground brick, except for a few facings. It has a tower on the north side and two towers framing the south facade. This facade is on three floors and the mullioned windows reveal the Renaissance style. In the park, a water tower or bathhouse was installed in the 19th century to supply water to the bathrooms. To the west, part of the moat and the surrounding wall is preserved.

This superb historical residence offers many interesting features: south facade, inner courtyard, mullioned windows, keep, prison and dungeons dating back to the time when the lord had the right of justice .
The pink brick water tower, built in the 19th century, is unique in the region.

 

Free visit by appointment


Castle of Las Touzeilles
81700 Palleville
Phone : 05 63 75 04 61
mairie-de-palleville@orange.fr

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