The seigniorial estate of a senior civil servant to the king. The castle was built to demonstrate the social ascension of Rigaud d’Aureille, bailiff of the Auvergne mountains, steward to four French kings (Louis XI, Charles VIII, Louis XII and Francis I), and ambassador to the courts of Europe. Francis I of France stopped off at the castle on 15 July 1533 on his way to Marseille for the wedding of the Dauphin of France, the future Henry II of France, and Catherine de' Medici.
To ensure the safety of our visitors, the monument is strictly applying the security measures decided by the french authorities.
The monument is fully opened.