Château des Ducs de Joyeuse

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The Château des Ducs de Joyeuse is a castle in the commune of Couiza in the Aude département of France.[1]

Originally built for the Dukes of Joyeuse in the mid-16th century, the castle is now used as a hotel.[2] The well-preserved building, flanked by round towers, is regarded as typical of many buildings in the Languedoc and Cévennes regions. A pitted rustic work doorway leads to the austere Renaissance courtyard.[3]

It has been listed since 1913 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Ministry of Culture: Château (French) Accessed 22 May 2008
  2. ^ Hotel website
  3. ^ Green Guide: Languedoc, Roussillon, Tarn Gorges p98, Michelin Tyre plc, 1998, ISBN 2-06-136602-3

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Coordinates: 42°56′42″N 2°15′15″E / 42.94500°N 2.25417°E / 42.94500; 2.25417