Nanthiat castle: where we meet the pretty Aïssé (one more time)
The famous lady Aïssé lived here with her dear love the chevalier d'Aydie! She was a little slave from Constantinople, brought back in France. He was a handsome and romantic chevalier, from Mayac in Périgord… From their stormy love affair was born Célinie. The chevalier took care of her after Aïssé's death. Célinie married the count of Nanthiat and had a daughter: Marie-Denise! Of course, prettiest than her famous grandmother… Marie-Denise, for her part, will marry the count of Bonneval. What about the castle? In the middle of the 12th century, a lady from Nanthiat married Pierre Joubert. One of the Joubert, becoming count of Nanthiat, married Aïssé’s daughter, Célinie, centuries after! In the middle of the 15th century, the English occupied the fortress. The French of course besieged it and expelled the enemy, quick, quick! The current castle probably dates back to Célinie’s wedding’s era. We notice that big square tower (16th c.). We can see on it a woman’s bust wearing Renaissance clothes: some said it’s Célinie or Aïssé’s portrait! A nice legend for exceptional ladies!