Château de Rudelle

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The Château de Rudelle is a 16th and 17th century castle in the commune of Muret in the Haute-Garonne département of France.[1]

The castle is noted for its ancient chimneys and for murals painted on the third floor.

It was built by Guillaume de Rudelle, the son of Jean de Rudelle, a counsellor to the king. In 1783, Jean-Marie-Joseph Ingres, the father of the famous artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, stayed there and painted several ceilings. At the French Revolution, the property was taken as a national asset and sold at auction.[1]

The building today has a reactangular plan within square towers at each corner. On the south, a square tower projects slightly. On the top floor, immediately below the roof, is a series of arcades on the north and south façades. Mullioned windows decorate the façade. The upper floors are reached by a wooden spiral staircase.[1]

Privately owned, it has been listed since 1979 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Ministry of Culture: Château de Rudelle (in French)

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Coordinates: 43°27′7″N 1°18′38″E / 43.45194°N 1.31056°E / 43.45194; 1.31056