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Some real castles

The Bonaguil castle is located in France, at the crossroads of the Périgord and Quercy, in the municipality of Saint-Front-sur-Lémance but it is the property of the commune of Fumel in Lot-et-Garonne. It is a historical monument since 1862. In the Middle Ages, Bonaguil was the seat of one of the four baronies of Périgord.

http://www.bonaguil.org/

The castle of Duras, this majestic building overlooking the Dropt valley has attracted many lusts ... The first castle dates from the twelfth century. Recovered by Bertrand de Goth, nephew of Pope Clement V in the early fourteenth century, it was enlarged and modified to make it an impregnable fortress. Include 8 built round towers connected by courtines.La fashion fortresses fading, it is made more comfortable by the work done on behalf of the Duc de Duras in the seventeenth century. Damaged during the Revolution, then abandoned, he found a second life as a result of restoration work of the commune.Il now home in his basement an imposing museum concerned with different aspects of the history of life Local through themes such as vines and wine, agriculture and farmers, arts and popular traditions.

http://www.chateau-de-duras.com

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