Goudourville derives its name from the Latin “Gothurum villa” (house of the Goths). The Visigoths had settled there in the 5th century. Since the 11th century the history of Goudourville has been inextricably linked with that of its château. This former feudal fortress owes its fame to its situation on the borders of Quercy, the frontier with the then Kingdom of France.
Celebrated figures such as the Black Prince and Simon de Montfort laid siege to the château. The greatest families in the kingdom wanted to possess this fief, a position of honour which brought with it the title of Marquis or Defender of the Marches.
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