The history of the Domaine de Truilhas goes way back in times, starting in Antiquity. Business libelous concerning the then occupied by Romans city of TROLIARES (50 bc) have been discovered : the intense archeological searches in Sallèlles d’Aude (3km away)at Amphorialis is the clearest proof of this Ancient history.
Across times, the resources of the Domaine have essentially been vineyards, cereals and olive. The last two are using watermill, which functioning is still now ensured by a set of artwork leading to Canal du Midi (close to the property) and the Cesse.
Strategic place under the Strategic place under the Visigoths, the buttresses located in the middle of the park have lost a lot of valuable stones, used to build the first Abbey of Saint Martin de Truilhas and the adjoin castle that received prestigious guests, such as Francois the First and Anne from Austria, the mother of Louis the Fourteenth.
After losing its parish status during French Revolution to become a village because of the refusal of the Abbé to abide by the revolutionary law, it is quickly linked to the one of Sallèles d’Aude and sold to a family of rich cloth manufacturer from Bize-Minervois, the Pinel de la Taule, who will own the place during almost two centuries.
A student of Lenôtre, the brilliant designer of the Versailles gardens, will redesign the gardens “à la francaise” in the XXth century to celebrate the Legion d’Honneur (one of the highest French distinctions) of Mr Pierre Cassan, the previous owner, who decorated the Music salon with such taste and designed the splendid wrought iron gate in the main Court.