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Chateau d'Aguilar

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Chateau d'Aguilar
 
This castle is located near Tuchan in Aude.  It is 321m above sea level.
 
The first castle on the site was built around 1021.  The present donjon was built in the 12th century with curtain walls added in the subsequent century.
 
Simon de Montfort took the castle in 1210 and threw the castle's lord, Raymond of Ternes into a dungeon in Carcassonne.  Raymond's son, Oliver de Ternes retook the fortress during a revolt around 1240.  In 1246 it was taken by the French king and garrisoned to hold the nearby border with Aragon.

 

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