Wednesday, 2 January 2013

The Castle of La Madeleine

The Château de la Madeleine is a castle located in the village of Chevreuse in the department of Yvelines, France. In good condition, the castle dominates the valley of Chevreuse. It is the General Council of Yvelines and hosts the headquarters of the Regional Natural Park of the Haute Vallée de Chevreuse.
Its construction started between 1030 and 1090. It was commissioned by Gui I, lord of Chevreuse. It was to defend the city of Chevreuse, a victim of looting. This time, it remains probably nothing. The current tower mistress to be preceded by a wooden tower whose foundations were collected during archaeological excavations.
In the eleventh century, the high court was probably surrounded only by a wooden palisade which was replaced by stone walls that twelfth century. The stone keep was built during the second half of the twelfth century and the aula of which there remains no vestige elevation. A century later, probably during the reign of Anselm de Chevreuse, significant changes were made to the castle, including the construction of machicolations


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To go to the Castles, the events, the shows, the tourism, the dungeons, the remains,....

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