Briare's lords of the canal

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Briare castle Castle

We've seen the castle of Trousse-Barrière. Now, we are in front of the current city hall: the château des seigneurs du canal, "lords of the canal's castle". Where does this name come from?

Well, they built a canal in Briare in the 17th century. Men who administered it get a droit de justice and were ennobled. They set up their company's seat in an old fortress, which would later became the lords of the canal's house! Oh, before going, just have a look at the nice classical façade (redraft in the 18th century) mirroring in the moats...

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