Anterroches Castle

Anterroches Castle, locally known as Château d'Anterroches, lies west of the town of Murat, in the Cantal department in France.

Anterroches Castle was first mentioned in the 13th century. At that time it would have been more a fortified farm than a real castle. The rectangular keep in the middle of the present structure is its oldest part; it dates back to the 15th century. The wing to the right was added over time. The wing to to the left was built during the 18th century.

Its first known owners were the Chambon family. At the end of the 15th century the castle passed to Jean de Traverse, who then took the name 'de Anterroches'. In the early 19th century it was sold to the Brives family, who now own Chavagnac Castle. They sold it in 1856 to a member of another branch of the Anterroches family. They extensively restored and enlarged the castle in a French architectural style, called Troubadour, in the late 19th century.

At present Anterroches Castle is still the private property of the Anterroches family. It can not be visited, but it can easily be seen from a departmental road passing below it. I like its look.


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Anterroches Castle

Anterroches Castle, locally known as Château d'Anterroches, lies west of the town of Murat, in the Cantal department in France.

Anterroches Castle was first mentioned in the 13th century. At that time it would have been more a fortified farm than a real castle. The rectangular keep in the middle of the present structure is its oldest part; it dates back to the 15th century. The wing to the right was added over time. The wing to to the left was built during the 18th century.

Its first known owners were the Chambon family. At the end of the 15th century the castle passed to Jean de Traverse, who then took the name 'de Anterroches'. In the early 19th century it was sold to the Brives family, who now own Chavagnac Castle. They sold it in 1856 to a member of another branch of the Anterroches family. They extensively restored and enlarged the castle in a French architectural style, called Troubadour, in the late 19th century.

At present Anterroches Castle is still the private property of the Anterroches family. It can not be visited, but it can easily be seen from a departmental road passing below it. I like its look.


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