Château de Saint-Martin de Toques

The Château de Saint-Martin de Toques is a partly ruined, mountaintop castle in the Bizanet commune in the Aude département of southern France.

Château de Saint-Martin de Toques
Bizanet Château de Saint-Martin de Toques1.jpg
General information
LocationBizanet commune, Aude département, southern France
Construction started12th to 14th century
OwnerPrivate

Construction of the castle dates to the 12th and 14th centuries. It was later owned by the Viscounts of Narbonne. In the sixteenth century, an Italian family took over the castle. At the beginning of the seventeenth century, it was converted into a farm property, but was abandoned and fell into ruin.

The castle is now privately owned and has been listed since 1926 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.[1]

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  1. ^ Base Mérimée: Château de Saint-Martin de Toques (ruines), Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)

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Coordinates: 43°07′44″N 2°52′09″E / 43.1289°N 2.8691°E / 43.1289; 2.8691