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Historical Origin And Design Inspiration

The Chateaux de Lastours (in Occitan Lastors) are four so-called Cathar castles in the French commune of Lastours in the département of l'Aude. The four castles are on a rocky spur above the village of Lastours, isolated by the deep valleys of the Orbeil and Grésilhou rivers.


In the Middle Ages, the site belonged to the lords of Cabaret, mentioned for the first time in 1067. Their wealth came mainly from the exploitation of iron mines. Probably only three castles were built in the 11th century and their sites evolved over the years following demolition and successive rebuilding. During this period, there were at least 22 lords of Cabaret.


The castles lived through the Albigensian crusade. Indeed, the lords of Cabaret were closely linked to the followers of Catharism. The villages surrounding the castles welcomed many Cathars. The fortress at this time belonged to Pierre-Roger de Cabaret follower of Raymond-Roger de Trencavel, who fought at his side during the defence of Carcassonne. In 1209, the site resisted the attacks of Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester. But the crusader Bouchard de Marly, then lord of the Chateau de Saissac, was taken prisoner by Pierre-Roger. His freedom was negotiated against the surrender of Cabaret in 1211.


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As Shown: Pre- Hung In Structural Jamb With Side Light Frames, Matched To Door Size Solid cedar 3" thick structural jamb with 1" thick rabbeted door stop. These jambs are ideal for conventional wood frame homes, masonry construction as well as for log homes or post and beam construction. This is because all SAF jambs are structurally built, and therefore allow the logs or beams to shrink and contract while the jamb stays straight and plumb. You may order jambs any depth to accommodate your log size. When ordering "your door pre hung" the price includes all design drawings for your approval and your choice of finish.



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