LOT-ET-GARONNE Château de Bon­aguil

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The leg­endary fortress of Château de Bon­aguil be­gan as a strong­hold in the 13th cen­tury, but it wasn’t un­til the 16th cen­tury that the pow­er­ful Bérenger de Ro­que­feuil con­structed the huge bar­bican, tow­ers, draw bridges and bunkers. Later in the 18th cen­tury it was im­proved with more lux­u­ri­ous lodg­ings but it was con­fis­cated and looted dur­ing the French Revo­lu­tion. To­day it is an ex­tra­or­di­nary place to visit and there are events through­out the sum­mer sea­son: art ex­hibits, me­dieval days, con­certs, out­door theatre fes­ti­vals, and a fire­works dis­play for the Na­tional Her­itage Days in Septem­ber.

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