A little history of Essalois castle

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The castle - ©Laurent Fraquet / Public domain The castle - ©Laurent Fraquet / Public domain
Essalois castle Castle

Put up upon an old oppidum (Latin "stronghold") for Montbrison's forest commissioner, Léonard de Bertrand, in 1580, the fortress was entirely devastated during the war of Religion. Then, the Camaldules order bought it in 1671.


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