About Gaussan Castle
The Château de Gaussan is a castle, much altered in the 19th century, in the commune of Bizanet in the Aude département of France.
The castle dates originally from the 14th century. It is particularly noted for the east and south façades and their corresponding roofs, the staircase, the interior decor of the library and the great hall of the corps de logis, as well as the 19th century chapel and 14th century lower hall.
The Château de Gaussan is privately owned. It has been listed since 1986 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.
The Château d'Arques is a ruined 14th-century castle in the commune of Arques in the Aude département of France. It is one of the so-called Cathar castles. The castle consists of an enceinte and a high square keep with four turrets. It was built after Albigensian Crusade of the 13th century on lands given to Pierre de Voisins, one of Simon de Montfort's lieutenants.
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