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Montfaucon

Montfaucon

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Montfaucon
Montfaucon
Population :: 1348
Town hall :: 04 66 50 06 46
   
 

The picturesque site of Montfaucon has existed since the neolithic era. An area called "Hannibal's Pass" reminds us that the famous Carthaginian general crossed the Rhône near the present-day village. Built in the 11th century on the rock of St. Maur, the feudal fortified castle once provided a means to survey river traffic and to collect tolls.
 
Partially destroyed in the 16th century for a reason that remains unknown, the castle was restored and enlarged in the last century by Baron Louis de Montfaucon. In memory of his mother, Agatha Clavering, he gave a Scottish look to the castle, whose triangular shape is unique in France.
 
Since 1913, the castle has been registered on the list of historical monuments.
 
shops Bar/tobacco shop, hair salon, butcher shop, bakery/pastry shop, grocery, general store, service station, 2 garages, castle grounds.
heritage Wine storehouse of the castle (16th century)
Church dating from 1841
Chapel of St. Maur, reconstructed in the 19th century
Romanesque chapel of St. Martin (10th century)