Initially built in the Middle Ages, the Gascon castle of Gramont was enlarged during the Renaissance. Its French garden, the views looking out over the surrounding countryside and the Arratz valley, its furnished rooms and elegant architectural features make this castle one of the must-see visits during your stay in Lomagne.
In the 13th century, the Montaut family built a fortified Gascon castle in a fiefdom given by Simon de Montfort, the leader of the crusade against the Albigensians. The imposing Simon de Monfort tower is the remaining part of the 13th century castle, while a large building was added to it during the 14th century.
A beautiful Renaissance wing was built between 1535 and 1545 and set at right angles to the old castle: it featured mullioned windows and a spiral vaulted staircase without a central post that leads to a small oratory. The rooms still have their original paving flooring, monumental fireplaces, French ceilings and period furniture.
From the castle, take a walk along the PR 4 and discover the hamlets and beautiful houses nestling along the border of the departments of Gers and Tarn et Garonne.