Photos

Photographer's Note

Castle Laussel is built in the fifteenth century on the edge of a limestone cliff overlooking the Beune. It is the home of great noble families.

The Laussel castle consists of a square tower, body asymmetrical styled home slate with corbelled turrets and towers with battlements. In the seventeenth century, a chapel was built after the large terrace which extends to the southwest of the castle. The latter also has an underground pigeon housed in a natural cavity.

The archives allow us to know the name of the first master builder of the castle, Blaise Bernat of Sarlat, the name of a mason, Jean Vachier Marquay, and the name of a stone shooter, William Bru Tamniès.

During the second half of the fifteenth century, the noble family settled in the medieval castle of Commarque gradually abandoned his stronghold in favor of Castle Laussel, located just opposite. Thus the history of Laussel is intertwined with that of the castle Commarque. The two buildings are also both abandoned the same time, in the eighteenth century.

Reported in ruins from 1738, the building was fully restored in the early twentieth century by the architect Henri Deglane. The castle and its surroundings are classified according to the 1930 law.

jean113, scroller, pajaran, snunney, clic, ikeharel, macjake, rychem, Periko, adores has marked this note useful

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Adrian Doni (cargus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1395 W: 76 N: 1225] (11141)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2015-04-13
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
  • More Photo Info: view
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2015-08-09 12:40
Viewed: 1526
Points: 38
Discussions
Additional Photos by Adrian Doni (cargus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1395 W: 76 N: 1225] (11141)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH