Château de Montaner

Local nameChâteau de Montaner
LocationMontaner, France

The Château de Montaner is a castle in the commune of Montaner in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département of southern France.A castle was built on a motte in the 11th century by the Viscounts of Montaner. It was reconstructed in 1375 by Sicard de Lordat on the orders of Gaston Fébus to protect the frontiers of Béarn with Bigorre and Armagnac. The architect, Sicard de Lordat, was also responsible for the Château de Pau and the Château de Morlanne and is noted for utilising brick in his constructions, its advantages being comparative cheapness and speed.It includes a vast polygonal enceinte with 20 sections supported by buttresses with two gateways and a 36 metre high square keep, accessed by a swing bridge.

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Address Costa de Fébus, 64460, France

Coordinates 43°20'56.607" N -0°0'44.694" E

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