A major place for wine tourism today, the immense territory of Lastours was already a land of stopover in the heart of the Corbières at the dawn of the first millennium. Garrisons were stationed there and a fortress watched over the rural roads joining the Domitian way. In order to accommodate the traveler, a castrum was then built. Its name, Castrum de Turribus, has become over time the Château de Lastours, referring to the watchtowers that overlooked the Domitian Way at this particularly dangerous place. From the 13th century to the Revolution, these mixed-farming lands (wood, cattle, cereals, vines) subservient to the Viscounts of Narbonne will only know three families of owners, rich lords who lived very comfortably in the castle.