Photographer's Note

Another view of the Chateau de Venes, website (since the twelfth century) situated between Albi and Castres in the Tarn, Midi - Pyrenees in the heart of the land of plenty. It is part of the municipality of Lautrec and is located near the Episcopal City of Albi listed as World Heritage by UNESCO in 2010.

The building with the square tower that apreçoit the background must date from the fifteenth sciècle, it is based on much older foundations probably on original foundations, so the twelfth. Behind the wall in the foreground is the old broad and deep well preserved in this part of the castle moat.

"The castle played an important role during the Wars of Religion.'s Religious war between Catholics and Protestants
Several battles were delivered to venes between Catholics and Protestants. On 8 July 1562, Venes fell to Protestant Castres while President Bernuy and Captain Crépiac who stood there a garrison of 300 men were absent. Despite strong resistance, almost all soldiers died with weapons in hand. Survivors among 60 to 80 prisoners were brought in Castres, executed and their bodies thrown into a well ... "

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