hamlet of Montmaur is located on a site inhabited since Roman times, and
from the 14th century was overlooked by a watchtower, of which only ruins
But the main point of interest in this little village lying on a vast
plain is without doubt the château, a fine imposing residence flanked
by two round towers, which can be seen from a long way away. History lovers
will be interested to learn that in the 13th century it was the stronghold
of the powerful Barony of MontMaur, which was to remain in place until
removed by the Revolution.
recently, Montmaur château was a stronghold of the resistance movement.
During the second world war, Arno Klarsfeld (the father of Serge), a Rumanian
Jew fleeing the enemy, stayed here, serving as cover for the Resistance
network led by Antoine Mauduis and seconded by a certain ... François
Montmaur Château was built in several periods (from the 14th to the 17th
centuries) and to this day has 17th century bossed doors, mullion windows,
French-style larch wood ceilings, monumental fireplaces, as well as some
interesting 15th century painted decors.