Saturday, 19 January 2013

The Castle of Dampont

The Castle of Dampont, also known as Heron Castle (listed historical monument by order of 24 October 2002) was built in the town of Us, in the French Vexin Viosne bordering the heart of the Regional Natural Park of French Vexin in the department of Val d'Oise and the region Ile-de-France.

Built on the site of the former mansion Dampont, this chateau style eclectic but primarily neo-Renaissance Revival is attributed to the architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, and was built for Count Guy de Kersaint. The stone building is built around a large rectangular four-storey tower flanked by a certain distance by two square towers smaller three levels, arranged at an angle of 20 ° with respect to the rectangular tower, and communicating with it by elements of a single floor, slightly. The angles of the three towers are equipped with corbelled turrets, and dormers to the attic senior French triangular pediments treble, topped with a rich sculptural decoration.


 The Town

Itineraries and transport

Chapter I, the world of Castle

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