Saturday, 11 February 2012

The Visitable Castles in Seine et Marne department











● Blandy-les-Tours, the castle of Blandy-les-Tours

It was mentioned in a text in 1216. It belonged to Adam II de Chailly, Viscount of Melun and consisted of a simple manor; inside was a chapel, the only construction made of stone.

In the 14th century, the castle was strongly modified with new fortifications and structures of defence: a moat was dug and a new gate-tower with a drawbridge was included in the enclosing wall. The kings Charles V (1364 - 1380) and Charles VI (1380 - 1422) financed the transformation into a castle for the successive owners of the castle, the counts de Tancarville Jean II and his grandson Guillaume IV. A high keep, defended by two drawbridges, was built. The curtain wall was modified by the addition of new towers. All these modifications took place during the Hundred Years' War.

( Wikipédia)


To go to Blandy-les-Tours,

* In RER
From Paris, take the RER H Gare de Lyon towards Montereau, get off at Melun, take the Bus Line 24 in the direction of turn of the Ladies College in Rozay en Brie, get off at Castle Blandy.

* In car
Quai de Bercy, Take the ramp to A3/A6/Périphérique/Porte Bercy / Charenton, Stay in left lane and follow Orly Airport / Lyon / Device Interior / Quai d'Ivry / Porte d'Italie to join the Bd Device , automatic Radar to 1.1 km, take the exit towards A6B A10/Bordeaux/Nantes/Lyon/Évry/Aéroport Orly-Rungis, turn slight left to stay on A6B (signs A6/E15/Évry/Lyon / Chilly-Mazarin), Continue on A6, automatic Radar 2.5 km take the exit N104 towards A5/Troyes/Marne-la-Vallée/Sénart-Melun/Corbeil-Essonnes/Lisses-centre, stay on the line left and follow to join A5a/Troyes/Melun/Lieusaint/Moissy-Cramayel/Savigny-le-Temple A5/A5a
Continue to follow A5, Partial toll road, 2.6 km Automatic Radar, take exit 16-Chatillon la Borde to Provins / Nangis / The Chatelet-en-Brie, Toll Road, the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto D47, at roundabout take the 3rd exit onto D47, turn right on the Tours/D47 Pl, Pl continue to monitor the Towers, turn right on Rue Grande and Blandy.


http://www.tourisme77.fr/patrimoine-culture-seine-et-marne/patrimoine-royal/chateau-blandy-tours.htm

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blandy-les-Tours




● Bourron-Marlotte, the Castle of Bourron-Marlotte

The first lords of Bourron are attested from 1150. Robert de Borron, is famous for, in the late twelfth century, having written the first novel in French prose, the Romance of the Holy Grail. During an inspection in 1367 Royal Bourron is described as a fortress "enclosed by walls and surrounded by water moats."
The domain changes hands several times, and in 1502, Olivier de Sallard, falconer of Louis XI became the owner. The present castle was built in the early seventeenth century on the site of the old feudal fortress.
In October 1725 it hosts Stanislas Leszczynski, former king of Poland. In 1878 it was acquired by Montesquiou-Fezensac, then it is classified historical monument.

(wikipédia)


To go to Bourron-Marlotte,

* In RER
From Paris, take the RER A station towards Montargis, down Bourron-Marlotte, then walk 12 Kms to reach the castle.

* In car
Quai de Bercy, Take the ramp to A3/A6/Périphérique/Porte Bercy / Charenton, Stay in left lane and follow Orly Airport / Lyon / Device Interior / Quai d'Ivry / Porte d'Italie to join the Bd Device , automatic Radar to 1.1 km, take the exit towards A6B A10/Bordeaux/Nantes/Lyon/Évry/Aéroport Orly-Rungis, turn slight left to stay on A6B (signs A6/E15/Évry/Lyon / Chilly-Mazarin), Continue on A6, automatic Radar 2.5 km, take exit 14 to Malesherbes, toll Road
Stay in the left lane and follow Fontainebleau / Ury, Partial toll road, turn left on D152, turn right onto Rue de Nemours/D63, take the second right and stay on Nemours/D63 Street, continue follow D63, continue on Highway Ury / D63D
Continue to follow D63D, At roundabout take the 5th exit onto Route Bourron-Marlotte, at roundabout take the 5th exit onto Route Bourron-Marlotte, At roundabout take the 1st exit onto Av Blaise de Montesquiou, Cross the roundabout, continue straight on Rue du General de Gaullen, turn left on Rue Pasteur then Bourron-Marlotte.


http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Bourron

http://bourronmarlotte.free.fr/




● Brie-Comte-Robert, the Castle of Brie-Comte-Robert

The castle of Brie-Comte-Robert is a medieval castle located in the town of Brie-Comte-Robert in the department of Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France. The castle is located thirty miles southeast of Paris.
In the late twelfth century, Robert de Dreux, brother of King Louis VII of France, founded the town of Brie-Comte-Robert, and had built his castle there. It then consists of a square, flanked by seven towers and surrounded by a moat of water. Jeanne d'Evreux, heiress to the castle, has brought the city of Brie Comte Robert inside the kingdom of France, by her marriage with King Charles IV.

(Wikipésia)


To go to Brie-Comte-Robert,

* In RER
From Paris, take the RER A towards Boissy Saint Léger and get off at Boissy Saint Léger, then take bus line 21 direction Mairie in Georges Clemenceau and get off at Brie Comte Robert.

* In car
Quai de Bercy, take the ramp to A3/A6/Périphérique/Porte Bercy / Charenton, continue on the ramp and join A4, Stay in right lane and follow A4/Metz/Nancy/Marne-la-Vallée/Créteil, continue on the ramp and join A4, take exit A86 towards A6/A10/Sénart/Créteil, turn right onto A86, take exit 23 to Provins / Troyes / Bonneuil / Valenton, stay in left lane and join N406, N19 exit, automatic Radar 1.8 km, at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto D319, turn right on Rue Gambetta, turn right onto Market Pl and Brie-Comte-Robert.


http://www.amisduvieuxchateau.org/

http://www.briecomterobert.fr/




● Brou sur Chantereine, the Castle of Brou

Construction of the castle of Brou probably goes back to late seventeenth century. It is primarily owned by the family Feydeau, influential with the kings of France. Lands and lordships of Brou are high under marquisate in July 1761, at the request of Paul Spirit Feydeau, intendant of Ile de France, then Minister of Justice. It undertakes much work in and around the castle and had a vegetable garden, a terrace and a road. In 1802, the death of the last direct heir of Feydeau, Charles-Henri, the property shall pass to his relatives by marriage closest Juigné family, who sold it to Charles Thiébaut, foundry bronze.

(Website Topic-Topos)


To go to Brou-Chantereine

* In RER
From Paris, take the RER E toward Meaux and Vaires-off at Torcy, then, a Mn walk to reach Chantereine.

* In Car
Quai de Bercy, take the ramp to A3/A6/Périphérique/Porte Bercy / Charenton, Stay in right lane and continue on to A4, stay in right lane and follow A4/Metz/Nancy/Marne-la-Vallée / Créteil, take exit A104 towards Lille / Charles de Gaulle / Lagny-sur-Marne / Collégien Centre, take exit 9 to Chelles, join D934, turn slight right onto Rue Carnot/D34A then on Brou Chantereine.


http://www.chateaudebrou.fr/

http://www.brousurchantereine.info/Pages_V2/Accueil.htm




● Champs sur Marne, the Castle of Champs sur Marne

Model architecture and decoration of the eighteenth century, the castle, whose construction designed by Jean-Baptiste Bullet demonstrates a new way of life, reflects the changing tastes of the owners who have succeeded each other. It is the appearance of cabinets and closets, and hidden staircases connected to domestic quarters.

(Tourism office of Seine et Marne)


To go to Champs-Sur-Marne

* In RER
From Paris, take the RER A towards Marne-la-Vallee and get off at Champs-sur-Marne.

* In Car
Quai de Bercy, take the ramp to A3/A6/Périphérique/Porte Bercy / Charenton, continue on the ramp and join A4, Stay in right lane and follow A4/Metz/Nancy/Marne-la-Vallée/Créteil, continue on the ramp and join A4
Speed ​​camera at 4.6 kilometers, Slight left to stay on the A4, take the exit for Noisiel / Torcy, Join Brie/D499 Road, Join the Marne Road, Exit Bd Allende/D10P in Salvador towards Val Maubuée-Nord/Noisiel, at roundabout take the 3rd exit on the Castle Course, at roundabout take the 1st exit onto Paris Street, turn right on Rue Pierre Weczerka, Castle of Champs-sur Marne.


http://champs-sur-marne.monuments-nationaux.fr/

http://www.ville-champssurmarne.fr/




● La Chappelle Iger, the Castle of champgueffier

From 1170, Philip, Lord of Champgueffier, it has a castle and a garrison. Vassal of the Count of Champagne, he still lives in 1201. In the sixteenth century, Champgueffier belongs to the family of Verdelot then, in the seventeenth century, the family of Laistre. The lord is entitled Champgueffier high, middle and low justice.
During the second half of the seventeenth century the annual income of his estate is valued at about 3000 books. Before the end of the century, Jacques de Laistre, Knight of St. Louis, headquarters of the citadel of Saint Jean Pied de Port, sells Champgueffier but his son, Musketeer in 1742, is still called M. de Laistre of Champgueffier .

(Wikipédia)




To go to La Chapelle Iger

* In RER
From Paris, take the RER E toward Tournan and get off at Tournan, Gretz side, take the bus Sol'R, line 21 towards High School La Tour des Dames and off at the terminal, then take bus 34 towards of Mélenfroy and get off at The Chestnut (The Chappelle Iger).

* In car
Quai de Bercy, take the ramp to A3/A6/Périphérique/Porte Bercy / Charenton, continue on the ramp and join A4, Slight left to stay on the A4, take exit N104 towards A5/Nancy/Sénart / Evry / Pontault-Combault, automatic Radar to 3.8 km, take exit 17b to join N4 towards Nancy / Ozoir-la-Ferriere, take the exit for Rozay-en-Brie, joining Route Rozay/D48B , turn right onto Rue du Parc/D49B, continue to follow D49B, turn left on D211, D49 continue on, turn left on Rue des Mulots and La Chapelle Iger.


http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Champgueffier

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Chapelle-Iger




● Ferrières en Brie, the Castle of Ferrières

The house has replaced the old castle of Fouche, a former regicide, Duke of Otranto, Minister of Police of Napoleon I, who had bought the State, in 1801, the areas of Ferrieres Pontcarré and previously owned by Racine of Jonquoy, Quartermaster General of Engineering, whose property was confiscated after his emigration in 1792, during the French Revolution.
It is surrounded by a huge park "English" of 125 hectares, reputed to be one of the most beautiful created in France.
The key area of the Armainvilliers spread over the municipalities of Gretz-Armainvilliers and Tournan-en-Brie, formerly owned by the Brothers Pereire and then turned to Rothschild; both represent the area of ​​the capital (6,000 hectares).

(Wikipédia)


To go to Ferrières-en-Brie

* In RER
From Paris, take RER A in direction of Marne-la-Vallée and get off at Bussy-Saint-Georges

* In Car
Quai de Bercy, take the ramp to A3/A6/Périphérique/Porte Bercy / Charenton, continue on the ramp and join A4, Stay in right lane and follow A4/Metz/Nancy/Marne-la-Vallée/Créteil, continue on the ramp and join A4
Speed ​​camera at 4.6 km, Turn slight left to stay on A4, take exit 12 toward Bussy-Saint-Georges/Marne-la-Vallée-Val-de-Bussy/Ferrières, at the roundabout take the 1st D35 exit, turn slight left onto Rue de la Rucherie continue on Castle Street, turn right, Castle of Ferrieres.


http://www.chateaudeferrieres.sorbonne.fr/

http://www.ferrieres-en-brie.fr/




● Fontainebleau, the Castle of Fontainebleau

Dourdan was one of the strongholds of Hugh the Great, who built a Chastelet tenth century where he died in 956. This Chastelet lasted long enough for Louis VII (1120-1180) as do, say, one of his residences hunting.
Between 1220 and 1222, a new castle was built at the request of Philip Augustus to the location of the Capetian castle. Castle the most successful of Philip Augustus, it incorporates the features of Philippians castles of the time, comparable to the castles of Gisors or Angers and to a lesser extent in the Louvre. Characteristic of military architecture of that time it was built on a square, protected by corner towers and a keep isolated. The castle was surrounded by a moat separating also the dungeon.

(Wikipédia)


To go to Fontainebleau

* In Train
From Paris, the Gare de Lyon, TER towards Montargis direction and get off at Fontainebleau-Avon

* In Car
Quai de Bercy, take the ramp to A3/A6/Périphérique/Porte Bercy / Charenton,
stay on left lane and follow Orly Airport / Lyon / Device Interior / Quai d'Ivry / Porte d'Italie to join Bd device, take the exit towards A6B A10/Bordeaux/Nantes/Lyon/Évry/Aéroport-Orly Rungis, turn slight left to stay on A6B (signs A6/E15/Évry/Lyon/Chilly-Mazarin), continue on A6, take exit exit towards N37/N7/Fontainebleau, take slight left onto D637, speed camera at 5.3 km, continue on D607, at the roundabout take the 5th exit onto Boulevard du Marechal Juin/D606, continue to follow D606, turn left on Rue du Rocher, Avon, turn left on D606, take slight right onto Crossroads Maintenon/D137, turn right on Avenida de Maintenon, then turn right.


http://www.musee-chateau-fontainebleau.fr/

http://www.fontainebleau.fr/




● Maincy, the Castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte

Once a small château located between the royal residences of Vincennes and Fontainebleau, the estate of Vaux-le-Vicomte was purchased by Nicolas Fouquet in 1641. At that time he was an ambitious twenty-six year-old member of the Parlement of Paris. Fouquet was an avid patron of the arts and attracted many artists with the gifts and encouragements he poured on them.

(Wikipédia)


To go to Maincy

* In RER, in train
Take a train to direction or Montereau, and Melun or down to take the RER D for up to Chatelet station of Melun, then take the shuttle chateaubus (weekends and holidays from April 2 to November 6 - Schedules below) or taxi

* In car
Quai de Bercy, take the ramp to A3/A6/Périphérique/Porte Bercy / Charenton,
stay on left lane and follow Orly Airport / Lyon / Device Interior / Quai d'Ivry / Porte d'Italie to join Bd device, take the exit towards A6B A10/Bordeaux/Nantes/Lyon/Évry/Aéroport-Orly Rungis, turn slight left to stay on A6B (signs A6/E15/Évry/Lyon/Chilly-Mazarin), continue on the A6, exit N104 towards A5/Troyes/Marne-la-Vallée/Sénart-Melun / Corbeil-Essonnes/Lisses-centre, speed cameras to 4.0 km, stay on left lane and follow to join A5a/Troyes/Melun/Lieusaint/Moissy-Cramayel/Savigny-le-Temple A5/A5a, continue follow A5, Partial toll road, speed camera at 2.6 km, take exit 15 toward Saint-Germain-Laxis/Meaux, toll road, at roundabout take the 2nd exit onto D636, turn left on D126, turn right on D215 then Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte.


http://www.vaux-le-vicomte.com/

http://www.maincy.com/




● Nemours, the Castle of Nemours

The castle of Nemours, located in the town of that name in the extreme south of the Paris region in the department of Seine-et-Marne, is a fortress built in the twelfth century on the left bank of the Loing at a guet1 old. This building is one of the only castle town in the Ile-de-France survive. Unlike castles built at the same time, he escaped by dismantling the monarchy through the relationship of the lords of Nemours with it.

Transformed into a castle-museum fine arts in 1903, it houses a rich collection of 5000 works

(Wikipédia)


To go to Nemours

* In RER
Take the RER R in direction of Montargis and get off in Nemours

* In Car
Quai de Bercy, take the ramp to A3/A6/Périphérique/Porte Bercy / Charenton,
stay on left lane and follow Orly Airport / Lyon / Device Interior / Quai d'Ivry / Porte d'Italie to join Bd device, take the exit towards A6B A10/Bordeaux/Nantes/Lyon/Évry/Aéroport-Orly Rungis, turn slight left to stay on A6B (signs A6/E15/Évry/Lyon/Chilly-Mazarin), continue on A6, take exit 16-Nemours to Montereau-Fault-Yonne
Toll road, the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto D403, D607 straight on, turn left on Pl of the Republic, continue on 1st Street Gautier, turn left on the Castle Course.

http://www.tourisme77.fr/patrimoine-culture-seine-et-marne/musees-collections/musee-nemours.htm

http://www.nemours.fr/




● Provins, the César Tower

In fact, this building, located atop the rocky outcrop, was built in the twelfth century by the Counts of Champagne.
Arguably, the Tower was already in 1137, as is mentioned in a charter of Theobald II which states give the Tower as the limit of the fair.

Originally the tower was not covered and ended with niches. The existing roof and roof structure dating from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

(Town of Provins)


To go to Provins

* In RER
Take the train P (East Railway Station) in direction of Provins and gett off in Provins

* In Car
Quai de Bercy, take the ramp to A3/A6/Périphérique/Porte Bercy / Charenton, continue on the ramp and join A4, Slight left to stay on the A4, take exit N104 towards A5/Nancy/Sénart / Evry / Pontault-Combault, automatic Radar to 3.8 km, take exit 17b to join N4 towards Nancy / Ozoir-la-Ferriere, take the exit towards Provins D231/D209 / Pécy / Jouy-le-Chatel / Coulsdon / Bray-sur-Seine, take slight right onto D231 at the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Avenue du General de Gaulle, continue on Rue Michelin Maximilian, take slight left onto Av Anatole France, take right onto Rue du Pont Pigy continue on Rue Masson Fourtier, turn left on Rue Victor Garnier, take the 1st right and stay on the Rue de Provins Friperie then.


http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_la_Reine_Blanche_%28Provins%29

http://www.provins.net/

http://chandt.blogspot.fr/2013/02/the-medieval-city-of-provins.html





To go to the Castles, the tourism, the events, show in the Castles, the dungeons, the remains ....

Itineraries and transport

Chapter I, the world of Castle




The visitables Castles in the other departments:

91, Essonne Department
http://chandt.blogspot.fr/2012/01/les-chateaux-visitables-en-essonne.html


92,  Hauts-de-Seine 
Department
http://chandt.blogspot.fr/2011/12/castles-can-be-visited-in-department-of.html


93,  Seine Saint-Denis 
Department 
http://chandt.blogspot.fr/2012/02/castles-can-be-visited-in-department-of.html


94, Val de Marne 
Department
http://chandt.blogspot.fr/2012/02/castles-can-be-visited-in-department-of_11.html







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