A little history of La Palice castle

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La Palice castle Castle Jacques II de Chabannes

The Chabannes family owned a fortress, here, since the 12th century. Jacques I de Chabannes, Joan of Arc's comrade in arms, lived here in 1429. Did you know this brave warrior killed captain Talbot at the end of the Hundred Years War... and died himself?

His son Geoffroy raised the chapel in 1470, where several Chabannes were buried. But... oh, Renaissance era came! Jacques II de Chabannes de La Palice, marshal of France, transformed the medieval façades.

Fell by marriage to the La Guiche family in 1571 (they kept the castle since the 18th century), apartments were refit out and gardens relaid out. Gilles Brunet d'Evry owned the estate in 1715, and the castle quickly fell to the Chabannes family in 1730. Phew! All's well that ends well.

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