Château de Caupenne

The first castle of the Caupenne family, built on a motte castrale at a place called Castet-Bielle, did not survive the Wars of Religion. All that remains of the original castle is a mound and the remains of the earthworks. A second castle was built in the 17th century in the centre of the village. Of a classical regularity, the building is composed of a central building flanked by two wings in return forming a courtyard. A coat of arms adorns the pediment of the entrance door. The interiors have preserved some rare decorative features, notably a large lounge with high panelling. Around the castle, the outbuildings extend over the six hectares of parklands. An oven located in the northern outbuilding is listed as a Historic Monument. The castle of Caupenne is private, so it is not visited but can be admired from the gate and the village square.

  • Secondary Type: Historic site and monument
  • Type: Historic site and monument

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  • Château

Situation

Location:in the village

Visit

  • Guided tour