Jarrousset Castle

Jarrousset Castle, locally known as Château de Jarrousset, lies south of the village of La Chapelle-d'Alagnon, in the Cantal department in France.

Jarrousset Castle was built in the early 16th century, possibly on the site of a predecessor dating back to 1312. It was built as a rectangular main building, leaning against a square keep and flanked by a round tower, by the Chaumeil-Massebeau family who paid homage to the Viscount of Murat.

It stayed in the Massebeau family until 1684 when it passed to the Cabanes de Comblat family through marriage. During the 17th century the castle was enlarged and given its present appearance.

In 1709 it was acquired by Jean Berthier, councilor of the king and Lord pf Bressange. Through marriage it passed to the Sauret family in 1786.

At present Jarrousset Castle is private property. It is part of a working farm and can thus not be visited. A nice small, rural castle.


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Jarrousset Castle

Jarrousset Castle, locally known as Château de Jarrousset, lies south of the village of La Chapelle-d'Alagnon, in the Cantal department in France.

Jarrousset Castle was built in the early 16th century, possibly on the site of a predecessor dating back to 1312. It was built as a rectangular main building, leaning against a square keep and flanked by a round tower, by the Chaumeil-Massebeau family who paid homage to the Viscount of Murat.

It stayed in the Massebeau family until 1684 when it passed to the Cabanes de Comblat family through marriage. During the 17th century the castle was enlarged and given its present appearance.

In 1709 it was acquired by Jean Berthier, councilor of the king and Lord pf Bressange. Through marriage it passed to the Sauret family in 1786.

At present Jarrousset Castle is private property. It is part of a working farm and can thus not be visited. A nice small, rural castle.


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