Chateau de Miglos

The Chateau de Miglos, The ruins of a castle built on a rock 750 metres (2,460 ft) high. It was built towards the beginning of the 13th century, and was largely damaged at the time of the French Revolution. Attested for the first time in 1097 grace its church, St Hilaire de Miglos, quoted in a papal bubble, the site, which one called Merglos, was to already have a tower of observation, and perhaps even a light fortification for the protection of the valley, obligatory passage between Spain and France. In 1830, Jean-Louis Hycinthe de Vendemois, heir to the castle, saw his residence plundered during the Guerre des Demoiselles (1829-1832) while opposing the peasants of the Ariege with Charles X of France.


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