The history of the castle begins after the crusade against the Albigensians. Olivier de Termes sells his place of Arques to Pierre de Voisins, a powerful French knight and the lieutenant of Simon de Monfort. His grandson, Gilles de Voisins undertook the construction of the castle-residence in 1280. He undoubtedly called upon the artisans of the king, then at work in Carcassonne and throughout the Corbières, to build this refined residence, combining comfort and military efficiency.
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