The Château de Saint-Maurice is built on the remains of an earlier 13th castle in the commune of Saint-Maurice-Navacelles in the Hérault département of France. A castle is a defensive structure seen as one of the main symbols of the Middle Ages. The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. Saint-Maurice-Navacelles is a commune in the Hérault department in Languedoc-Roussillon in southern France. Hérault ( Occitan: Erau) is a department in the southwest of France named after the Hérault river. In the context of the political and geographic organization of France and many of its former colonies a department (département depaʁtǝmɑ̃ is an Administrative division
The first castle at Saint-Maurice was mentioned in 1280; the only remains are the base of its square keep and parts of the substructure from the 14th century. A keep is a strong central Tower which is used as a dungeon or a fortress The present château was built in the 16th century on the site of the old castle. In 1753, it belonged to Antoine de Barbeira who became marquis of Saint-Maurice that year. The structure was heavily transformed in the 19th century.
Private property, it is on the inventory of monument historiques of the French Ministry of Culture. Monument historique is a State procedure in France by which heritage protection is extended to a building or a specific part of a building a collection of buildings The Minister of Culture is in the Government of France, the cabinet member in charge of national museums and monuments promoting and protecting the arts (visual