Château Rocher

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Château-Rocher from the Sioule valley

The Château Rocher (or Château fort de Blot-le-Rocher) is a French castle overlooking the Sioule river valley. It is located in the commune of Saint-Rémy-de-Blot in the Puy-de-Dôme département of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes région.[1]

The "romantic ruins of Château Rocher",[2] standing on a cliff above the river, are the remains of a 13th-century construction, with evidence of earlier (11th century) building. The castle was built by the Lords of Bourbon. A masonry bridge crossing the moat leads to the entry door, now ruined, and the outer wall. A second wall existed in front of the two eastern towers. Three principal towers flanked the east and north fronts.[1]

Privately owned, Château Rocher has been listed since 1913 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.[1]


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  1. ^ a b c Ministry of Culture: Ruines du Château fort de Blot-le-Rocher, dit Château Rocher (in French)
  2. ^ Green Guide:Auvergne and Rhône Valley. Michelin et Cie. 1995. p. 265. ISBN 206130401X.

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Coordinates: 46°5′21″N 2°55′41″E / 46.08917°N 2.92806°E / 46.08917; 2.92806