Château de Rochemaure
Location: Rochemaure, in the Ardèche departement of France (Rhone-Alpes Region).
Built: 14th century.
Ownership / Access: Owned by the municipality.
ISMH Reference Number: PA00116757.
Notes: Château de Rochemaure ruins are located in the municipality of Rochemaure in the Ardèche department.The keep was built between 1120 and 1140. The manor house and the walls date only from the thirteenth century. The owners succeed: the Adhemar de Monteil, lords of Rochemaure until 1359, the Levis-Ventadour until 1694 the Rohan-Soubise until 1784, Garnier of Hières until 1912, the Massin Miraval up 'in 1974, when the castle was sold to the municipality for a symbolic franc. In 1598, the new governor Jacques Hilary prefers to build a new castle, the castle of Joviac. The castle was abandoned in 1630. In 1730, the owner, the Prince of Rohan Hercules sells the roof to cover a barn. The castle, accompanied by his two walls and tower of Guast are the subject of a classification as historical monuments since March 22, 1924.
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