Château du Rodier
Location: Monclar, in the Lot-et-Garonne departement of France (Aquitaine Region).
Built: Known since 17th century.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: Privately owned.
ISMH Reference Number: PA47000070.
Notes: Château du Rodier is situated on the territory of the town of Monclar, built halfway up, it dominates the Tolzac Valley. The family of the Puy is known since the seventeenth century. In 1632, Joachim du Puy, Esquire, married to Jeanne de Vallier, had died. From this marriage were born Francois du Puy, lord of Rodier, Pierre du Puy, Sieur de La Nauze, and Jean-Jacques du Puy, Sieur de Vallier. Jeanne this year Vallier named Pierre du Puy, a lawyer at the Bordeaux parliament for his attorney to facilitate the marriage of his second son, Pierre du Puy, with Isabeau of Floissac. Jean-Jacques du Puy, Sieur de Vallier, wife Antoinette Floissac in 1647, daughter of Gabriel Floissac his lifetime royal notary, and Antoinette Arnaud, Cancon. Francois du Puy, lord of Rodier, married in 1657 Judith Fournier, Monclar. In 1693, Jean-Claude du Puy (or Dupuy), Esquire, Sieur de La Nauze, produces royal letters provision giving it perpetual mayor of Monclar, after the creation of that office. The castle has been built in the middle of the eighteenth century from its structure, common at that time in Agen, probably by Renaud du Puy. The castle is built at marriage of Pierre de Montalembert, Lord of Trépadou, the castle Rodier, August 7, 1777, son of François de Montalembert, Lord of Catus, and Dame Marie Rose La Brunie, nephew of Jean -François La Brunie, Lord of Escoute with Marie Therese Barrail, daughter of Jean Barrail, engagist lord of the city and jurisdiction of Monclar, nephew of Jean de Barrail appointed vice-admiral of France in 1753, died in 1762 and Marguerite du Puy, lady Rodier, a resident of the castle Rodier. The castle as a whole was listed historic monument April 23, 2007.
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