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Magrin Museum and Castle

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Château Magrin is a little castle-museum situated on the top of one of those rolling hills that lie just at the feet of Mountain Noir range, in Tarn department.
It houses the only woad ("pastel") museum in France. The castle was built in the 11th century - during the crusade against the Cathars was a rebel stronghold - and extensively rebuilt in the 16th and 18th centuries. It even accommodated - for at least one night - King Henri IV in the turbulent year of 1585. (The room that the king slept in is still called King's Room!). The woad museum displays a genuine woad drier and a woad mill.

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Address:Château-Musée du Pastel, de MAGRIN, 81220 St-Paul-Cap-de-Joux
Latitude:43.6139
Longitude:1.9224
Visiting Hours:Open any day between 3pm and 6pm.

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Added by: Carol Humphries Added on: 20 Jul 2013

I am a decendant of the Magrins, my Mother was Blanche Magrin her Father George Magrin,our family I have learnt went back to French royality. I was interested to learn about the castle.
Regards Carol

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