Gear Down in Gascony Tour - September 2018
Gascony Tour: Day 2
From the CICAC-Lavardens Association:
In the 17th century, to express his love for his beautiful young wife Suzanne de Bassabat, Antoine de Roquelaure, Marshal of France, undertook to reconstruct the castle upon its formerly feudal foundations.
In 1653, however, a plague epidemic devastated the village and the majestic white rock structure was never completed. The castle remains intact today, suspended in an eternal state of incompletion.
Some of the castle's highlights include: the corbelled towers, its brick and ochre pavement, the exterior galleries, stunning views of the countryside and the Pyrenees Mountains and various exhibitions related to art, culture and history, all which make for a compelling visit.
Experience this and many other interesting events included in our customized Gear Down in Gascony Tour, a 9-day rural getaway in southern France in September 2018.