Castle

Château-Gaillard - ©Andy Hay / CC-BY Château-Gaillard - ©Andy Hay / CC-BY

September 1203. King Philippe Auguste had enough: he wanted to besiege Château-Gaillard castle and to recapture the place to expel the English. Well, it won’t be easy: a 4 months siege would begin...

The river Loir, Montigny - ©Blood Destructor / CC-BY-SA The river Loir, Montigny - ©Blood Destructor / CC-BY-SA

The harpy and the ol' beggar Lord Jean of Montigny went to war and let his wife alone in the castle. He was a generous and kind chap but she was a real harpy! Months and months flew by and Jean didn...

Chantilly at Condé's time - ©Internet Archive Book Images / Public domain Chantilly at Condé's time - ©Internet Archive Book Images / Public domain

A party for the king The famous chef Vatel in Chantilly! The Grand Condé, the castle’s owner, had a big party in honour of king Louis XIV, in April 1671. Louis came 3 days. He turned up on Tuesday...

The castle - ©Laurent Delmas / CC-BY-SA The castle - ©Laurent Delmas / CC-BY-SA

Vaurenard and the Corteille The first castle of Vaurenard dates back to the 14th century, a simple manor house raised for lords of Beaujeu. Then, the land fell to several owners, until 1672, where...

The castle - ©Marianne Casamance / CC-BY-SA The castle - ©Marianne Casamance / CC-BY-SA

Provence’s little Trianon The Forbin: Scottish at the controls The current castle of Sauvan, in Mane, was created in 1719 by architect Jean-Baptiste Franque, for a local chap: François de Forbin...

Chapel and porte de France - ©BRUNNER Emmanuel / CC-BY-SA Chapel and porte de France - ©BRUNNER Emmanuel / CC-BY-SA

Joan of Arc in Vaucouleurs A kid with her torn dress May 13th 1428. Hundred Years. War. We were in Vaucouleurs, a French garrison in the heart of a land allied with Burgundians and English. In the...

The castle - ©SGC.Alex / CC-BY-SA The castle - ©SGC.Alex / CC-BY-SA

Jaulny and the lords des Armoises The medieval castle evokes the time of brave knights of Jaulny. We found them many times in Lorraine’s history. Among them, the lords des Armoises. One of them...

The castle - ©Havang(nl) / CC0 The castle - ©Havang(nl) / CC0

Eleanor’s wedding night A chronicler says that the young couple (Eleanor of Aquitaine and king of France Louis VII) spent their wedding night in the castle of Taillebourg… Yes! After their wedding...

Battle of Taillebourg - ©Légendes Lorraines / Public domain Battle of Taillebourg - ©Légendes Lorraines / Public domain

Next to the castle took place the famous battle of Taillebourg, in 1242. Do you remember the arrogant count Hugues de Lusignan’s rebellion, in the palace of Poitiers? At that time, the king of...

The palace - ©Christophe.Finot / CC-BY-SA The palace - ©Christophe.Finot / CC-BY-SA

The palace’s little stories Counts of Poitou Here, we are in the current Court of Justice, the old castle of counts of Poitou! Raised on the location of an old Gallo-Roman palace, the place became...


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