Chateau de Gavaudun

Chateau de Gavaudun

Chateau de Gavaudun CSO Gavaudun.Gavaudun, France.Château de Gavaudun is situated in the beautiful and quiet Gavaudun Valley (on the River Lede), that runs between Lacapelle Biron (and Chateau Biron) to the north and towards Monflanquin to the south, in the north of the Lot-et-Garonne department.It is the setting and the castle donjon (keep) that is the highlight of a visit to Gavaudun. Perched astonishingly on a jutting out rocky outcrop, the castle at Gavaudun towers over the village below, and over the valley which it was built to guard over.The castle was built in the 11th century, in a highly strategic location - the Gavaudun Valley was the main communication route between the Perigord and Agenais regions. Hence the Chateau de Gavaudun played an important role in the region. The original castle was destroyed in the 12th century and rebuilt in the 13th, and it subsequently played a key role in the victory against the English occupation of France.Apart from its military history, Gavaudun has been occupied since early prehistoric times, and for many centuries had a tradition of iron ore mining and treatment, then later (from about the 17th century) in the manufacture of paper - both industries dependent on the river passing through the valley.In the middle ages Gavaudun Valley was also a place where lepers got sent - the 'lepers cave' is near the village. Le Chateau de Gavaudun en Lot Et Garonne, notre machine à remonter le temps, destination, Le Moyen Age. A voir dans "Cap Sud Ouest, le pays des bastides", sur France 3 le 29 mars à 16h20. Images drone: Altifilm. Musique: Lindsey Stirling.

Eric Perrin

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