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Tardes Castle

Saint-Macaire, New Aquitaine, France

History Hit

24 Nov 2020

About Tardes Castle

The Château de Tardes is a converted 13th century castle in the commune of Saint-Macaire in the Gironde département of France.

It was built between the 13th and 14th centuries as a medieval stronghold, but was converted in the 16th century to a Renaissance-style mansion, with the addition of mullions and a troubadour-style hexagonal tower with a spiral staircase.

The building is not open to the public. It was classified as a monument historique for its tower and well by the French Ministry of Culture on 21 October 1997.

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