Militarily, the castle lay dormant for the next 30 years, until Raymond's son Olivier de Termes took back the castle in the brief revolt led by the young viscount Trencavel against the crusaders.Aguilar became the refuge of faidits, Cathar knights and lords dispossessed of their own strongholds. It preserves several distinct sites of walled cités from the Cathar period in the centre of the modern city.
It has changed hands several times since then, being owned by series of siegneurs up to the French Revolution.
In the twentieth century it was owned by a famous French singer and sold to its present American owners in 2000.
Alogny's massive beams and ancient stone walls reflect its long history.
The Château is available for rent throughout the year, for vacations, and exclusive use. In the early 11th century the castrum of Arques belonged to the Abbey of Lagrasse.
Since 1949, it has been listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture. Although Albi was not besieged during the Cathar Crusade, it did give its name to adherents of Catharism - Albigeois or Albigensians, as the Caholic Church wrongly imagined it to be the cetre of Catharism in the Languedoc.
Today it is in poor condition, and can be visited by the public. Albi is located on the River Tarn, in the Tarn departement, Midi-Pyrénées region, 85 km northeast of Toulouse. The grounds also command dramatic views to the Pyrenées. The independant converted barn included in the sale has approximately 200m2 of habitable living space.Built between the 12th and the 16th centuries, this castle (known in France as a château fort) is located in the history-rich south West France and is easily accesible from Europe and the USA.Simon de Montfort went on to besiege Puivert After the Crusades against the Cathars, and the fall of Termes, Arques was given to one of Simon de Montfort's lieutenants, Pierre de Voisins.It was later reclaimed by Oliver de Termes in 1246 following his surrender to the French Crusaders, but then sold it back to Pierre de Voisins. In the middle ages the Count of Toulouse had an important castle at Avignonet-en-Lauragais. Avignonet is famous as the site of a massacre of a group of Inquisitors in 1242, part of a general uprising against the invading French crusaders.The chateau is a medieval castle, recently refurbished, and now offering the utmost comfort and luxury, with an estate of 160 acres.