Adultery

Sens townhouse - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA Sens townhouse - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA

After Auvergne, Paris! April 5th 1606. Do you see this big fat lump trotting along the Sully townhouse? Oh, she’s queen Margot. Whoa, gosh! It’s a chock! When she was younger, all the chaps were in...

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The count’s better half Among the first lords of Chinon, we have the powerful counts of Blois, with for instance one of them, Thibault le Tricheur. It happened this following story to his daughter...

The arms room - ©Pierre-André Leclercq / CC-BY-SA The arms room - ©Pierre-André Leclercq / CC-BY-SA

Cheverny! An elegant castle located in Sologne... fief of the Hurault family! Our story begin with Jean Hurault, who owned the seigneury at the end of the 14th century; then, Jacques, Louis XII's...

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Good old Lucinge! This big and austere fortress emerging from the woods was put up in 1315. Why in this particular place? Because the French and people from Savoie fought tooth and nail, on the...

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In the beginning of Joux story, we found some cruel lords, like this Amaury III of Joux. Maybe he forced his serfs to dig the dark well ? It was in this well (about 140 metres deep) he put his own...

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René Le Barbier, the owner, had been through a lot… but here’s the funniest story about him. One day the king Louis XIII invited René in Versailles. Happy, he packed his bags and let his wife in...

Claude-Catherine - ©ÖNB / Public domain Claude-Catherine - ©ÖNB / Public domain

A travel through time In the beginning, Dampierre was an austere and massive medieval fortress, raised in wood in the 10th c., then rebuilt in stone by the Maingot family. François de Clermont...

Antoinette and Claude - ©Public domain Antoinette and Claude - ©Public domain

The castle of Joinville was raised in 1533, on lands near the river Marne. Raised by Claude de Lorraine, 1st duke de Guise! And there’s a funny fact, about that construction… When Claude went...

The duchess, Cognacq-Jay museum - ©Sailko / CC-BY The duchess, Cognacq-Jay museum - ©Sailko / CC-BY

In the 18th century, architect Blondel erected a Classical style portal in 1764, in harmony with the brand new place d'Armes he also raised the same year. A portal celebrating king Louis XV's...

Jacques - ©Österreichische Nationalbibliothek / Public domain Jacques - ©Österreichische Nationalbibliothek / Public domain

A too beautiful wedding And here was Jean d’Albon who married Charlotte de La Roche in 1510. The wedding took place in the castle and drew all the local upper crust. But Jean, governor of Lyonnais...


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