A little history of Châteauneuf-sur-Loire castle

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Châteauneuf-sur-Loire castle Castle

Beyond entrance detached houses, I see an elegant rotunda and the huge landscaped park which stretches as far as the eye can see. There's only vestige, but in the past, the estate used to be very important: it belonged to the first Capetians kings! From the 17th century buildings, it remain this small castle and stables. The orangery and the two detached house at the entrance were built in the 18th century.

The first castle was raised in the 11th century: it's the castrum novum, châteauneuf, "new castle"... which later gave its name to the city! From 1301, the architect of king Philip the Fair, Guillaume Rebréchien, began the construction. Then, from 1394, the duke of Orléans Louis asked several landscapings to his architect Arnoud de Luilly.

The castle was sold in 1646 by the Kingdom. In 1633, the new owner, the State minister Phelypeaux rebuilt it. During the French revolution, it was sold and destroyed. They landscaped the formal gardens in the beginning of the 19th century, with the addition of a landscape garden.

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