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Charles de Lucinge the bloodthirsty

The castle | Thierry de Villepin / CC-BY-SA
Castle Homicide Adultery Allymes castle

Good old Lucinge!

This big and austere fortress emerging from the woods was put up in 1315.

Conquered by count of Savoie Amédée in 1335, les Allymes fell to the Lucinge family. Let’s meet famous humanist and diplomat Charles de Lucinge and his father, a fiery guy!

Charles the fiery chap

He murdered everyone!

The legend says a kind of Bluebeard used to live in the castle of Les Allymes… his name was Charles de Lucinge! Charles wasn’t an easy person. He always rebelled against his king, François I, and quarrelled with everyone. But he had troubles, you see. Troubles with his wife, Péronne de Beauvoir. Gossips said everywhere the lady had plenty of lovers, and Charles’ henchmen had killed them all… They even said he killed one of his domestic! Charles finally re-married in 1550 with Anne de Lyobard...

A lady and her lovers

One day Charles was with his friends (a squire and his barber). The squire started to tell the barber was Péronne’s lover. He even caught them in the same bed! Charles, with a very dark expression on his face, questioned the barber: “So, what’s the matter?” “Nothing, it wasn’t me.” He denied it, of course… at first! Then he finally admitted. The barber tried to apologize, in vain. Then Charles’ brother, Philibert, started to chase him, and decided to kill him! Few months later, one of Charles’ friend had a love affair with Péronne! Philibert had killed the barber, so the way was clear! Err, almost clear. Because this friend saw how the barber ended. So, he took precautions! He poisoned the poultry Charles would eat, one night, in the castle of les Allymes. But Charles and his brother suspected something… so Philibert decided to strangle the boor with his own hands.

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