The Roquenégade estate

Some historical markers

The origins of the Roquenégade estate, niched at the foot of Mount Alaric, go back at least as far as the 12th Century. At this time the castle belonged to Sir Bertrand of Roquenégade, who was no doubt seduced by the charitable precepts of Catharism. He was to be one of the first knights to be dispossessed of his domaine in 1210 by Simon de Montfort, who offered the chateau to one of his knights back from the crusades.

Le domaine de Roquenégade

The Roquenégade estate

Le domaine de Roquenégade

The Roquenégade estate, its vines and its olive-groves