Wednesday, 1 May 2013

The remains of Castles, Part I, from Amponville to Houdan


















Amponville

- The remains of Dungeon (disarmed)


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Argenteuil

- The Castle of Marais















The portal is brought before the little bridge over the moat to close the main courtyard of the castle, detached from its front courtyard after the developments of 1881-1883.
Madame Lelong, Paris antiques dealer, owner of Chateau du Marais in 1887 to 1902 would have done back in the South of France, his sculpted panels disappeared during the last war.
In 1933, the portal is listed as historic monuments. The door has remained intact thanks to this statute, unlike the castle was destroyed gradually the installation of a sports complex opened in 1969.
There are also still commonly called the hermitage chapel belonging to the Marais area of the castle of the Marais.

Tower of Orgemont,  said the mill of Orgemont is probably the old keep of a castle of XVI century.


- The Billy Tower


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Arnouville-les-Mantes

- The Castle of Binanville

The castle dates from the XV and XVI century, was destroyed in the nineteenth century, there is now a fortified gate.









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Auneau

- The Castle of Auneau







The first castle (the "Old Court") was built in the eighth or ninth century to protect the road to Chartres and the inhabitants of the town. In the eleventh century, a second building was born under the leadership of Lord of the time, Hugues de Gallardon, vassal of the Counts of Chartres who owned the manor of Auneau. It is this time round the dungeon, which was overcome in the sixteenth century a dome and a lantern.


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Banost-Villegagnon

- There's a tower of Castle.











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Bazemont

- The remains of Castle

Remains of the castle the remains of the left wing, which dates from the late eighteenth century, the guard room dating from the XVI century.









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Beaumont s/Oise

- Enclosure of the Castle of Beaumont








Designed as a large polygonal plan, the castle of the XII century, whose entrance was located in the West, was destroyed. This leaves a door flanked by five circular towers, which once formed an enclosure. It was probably built by Count Mathieu (1090-1151) to replace an earlier wooden structure.
The old feudal castle of Beaumont-sur-Oise is one of the largest in the valley of the Oise. It has a Romanesque keep rectangular flat buttresses twenty-five meters high and five meters wide. It was probably built by Count Mathieu (1090-1151) to replace an earlier wooden structure.


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Berzy-le-Sec

- The Castle of Berzy-le-Sec

From the castle there is the facade once preceded by a moat.


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Béthemont

- The tower of the Castle of Béthemont









As a military stronghold of meaning, this tower-looking circular dating from XIII century, 11M in diameter located on top of a collinne overlooking the valley of the Seine, is currently part of a garden.


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Beynes

- Remains of castle of Beynes







A project is underway, it will focus on the rehabilitation of the castle into an interpretive center of the medieval heritage. Citizens are called on to participate in the renovation with the Heritage Foundation.


A Beynes in the valley of the Mauldre
The municipality of Beynes extends into the valley of the Mauldre, 25 km west of Versailles, at an altitude of 50 m.Le Beynes territory is attached to the abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés at the eighth century.
In the twelfth century, from 1181, Beynes becomes the lord of the house of Montfort.
In the fourteenth century, Robert VII of Estouteville had built a castle, Beynes participating in the defense of Paris against the English. (Robert Estouteteville was also provost of the city of Paris and helped with the nobility of Normandy to the liberation of Nancy besieged by Charles the Bold).


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Bézu Saint-Eloi

- Les Andelys, Remains of a dungeon say "La tour de la reine blanche"

















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The Castle of Gisors and his history

The Queen-white Tower in Bézu Saint-Eloi:







Blaru

- The Castle of Blaru


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Bonnières

- Remains of Castles of Beuron







- Remains of the castle dating from 1610, the remains of a tower of the XII century.











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Boissy-la-Rivière


- The Tower porch of the manor of Mesnil-Girault


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Boissy-le-Sec

- The door of the ancient manor of Vaucouleurs














There's a castle of XIVth century.



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Bouffemont

- Remain under a golf of castle of Preignes









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Boutervilliers

- The  Cénive Tower lastet witness of feudal Castle

- The Castle of des Closeaux disappeared  in1867.


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Boutigny sur Essonne

- The Castle of Belesbat











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Boutigny

Remains of the castle of Magny Saint-Loup destroyed in 1939, a portal and a gate
The pillars of this grid are characterized by a superposition of protruding stonesaccosted by pilasters upon which large consoles.

- Remain of an entrance of pavilion of Castle of Bélou. This disused pavilion has been built at the bottom of a driveaway leading to the castle. His roof allen of the eighteenth century is tiled of country...


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Bréthencourt

- The Castle of Bréthencourt

The castle was a castle built for the red Gui, Count of Rochefort, near the end of XIth. Rest the remains of a polygonal enclosure and has an oblong tower buttress.


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Brie-Comte-Robert

- Remains of the castle of Brie built for Robert II of Dreux.

- Ruins of the old castle











- Entrance of the old castle of Brie










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Briis Sous Forge


- The dungeon of Briis









A square tower was converted into housing and then rebuilt in the nineteenth and restored in the twentieth.


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Bussy-Saint-Georges

- There's a tower of castle of  Lord  Bucci


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Carrières-sur-Seine

The tithe barn, a gate and a fortified windmill ....










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Cerny

- The Castle of Cerny
Castle Cernyto Orgemont, before 1750 belonged to Jean-François Rolland of Challerange, then MB MirbeauIt is commonly known at that time, the fief of St. PeterOwned by the municipality, the municipal administrative center (post officemunicipal associations, social services, ...)

- The Castle of Villiers
In 1450, Louis XI gives, as a fief, Castle Villiers to his barber Olivier Le Daim.

- The mill of Orgemont

A tower known as "The Mill orgemontis probably the remnant of the castle keep Orgemont dating from the 16th century, is a former estate of Pierre OrgemontChancellor of France.


Castle Orgemont sold in 1970 to "Future Social", an association created in favor of young orphans who farm in 1988.



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Les Chapelles-Bourdon

- Remains of a castle of the fifteenth century, a cylindrical tower.


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Charenton-le-Pont

- The Castle of Bercy

There is in the Parc de Bercy in Paris, a wall representing the Castle Bercy, which was actually located in the town of Charenton.










- The Castle of Conflans

The castle was destroyed during the nineteenth and twentieth century, there is a portal.


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Château-Landon

- The tower of the Madeleine and the ramparts







This medieval town, located ten miles south of Nemours, is nicknamed the "Rocamadour Gâtinais" because of its fortifications clinging to the cliff overlooking the Charcoal and its hanging gardens.
In the Gâtinais, near Nemours, the tower Madeleine
is one of the towers of the wall reinforcement. It goes beyond the wall on which it rests, and its walls at the base, are more than 3 meters thick. With its ramparts, the young dauphin, the future Louis XI, resisted the British occupation.


- La Tour Saint Thugal et Saint-Séverain, la Tour Saint-André


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Chateaufort

- Remains of Castle of Chateaufort, the dungeon.








One can still admire the chapel, the recently restored water mill by the Regional Natural Park, the beautiful set of common, the dome houses a rare intact ice, the orangery, lodges guard decorated with bas-reliefs of clay (works of Augustin Pajou, 1784), the bridge-gallery, which was decorated with medieval arch covered arcades in the early nineteenth century. The castle was endow a dungeon 36 m high and 15-20 m in diameter.


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Le Châtelet-en-Brie

Ladies of the Castle there are still vestiges of turns divided into a fortified farmhouse.



















- The Castle of Bois-Louis


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Châtenay-Malabry

- Ruins of the Château of Châtenay-Malabry

Located in "the valley of wolves," the name of the place in which to withdraw chateaubriand loved to write.









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He is also the home of writers






Châtenoy

- The Castle of Châtenoy


















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Châtillon-la-Borde

- Remains of the Castle of La Borde-le-Vicomte.


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Chatou

- Castle of Chatou, there remains the nymphaeum








- The Castle of La pièce d'eau













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Chenoise

- On the castle of the XII century, it remains the common input and farm.






- The Castle of Chenoise












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Chévry-Cossigny

- The Castle of Chevry








The castle town of Chevry still existed in 1629. The fief of the lords of Beauverger passed in the nineteenth century in a Paris notary's name Petit. That of Marsaudière, was owned by a baron of the first empire, former prefect, M. Petit de Beauverger. His son, Edmund, was a member of the Seine and Marne and his descendants still owns the castle and the modern field of Marsaudière in the person of Baron Arthur de Beauverger
Some time ago, "defenses" in a place called "the hill" there was a site and the remains of a castle.


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Choisy-en-Brie

There is a remnant ditch and turrets of a castle.


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Les Clayes-sous-Bois

- The Castle of Clayes









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Areas of Clagny-Glatiny, in Versailles

- The castle of Clagny







The plans were designed by Jules Hardouin-Mansart for Louis XIV's favorite mistress, Madame de Montespan, was located northeast of Versailles. Built between 1674 and 1680, it is destroyed less than a century later in 1769.











Clairefontaine

- The pigeon of Castle











The differents castle of the town;

- The Castle of Saint Rémy des Landes
- The Castle of Montjoye
- The Castle of Maubuisson
- The Castle of La Voisine or Castle Ricard
- The Castle of des Bruyères
- The Castle of du Mesnil

These buildings can be visited on leave


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Condé-sur-Vesgre

- Remain of Castle du Rouvray








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Conflans-Sainte-Honorine

- The Montjoie Tower


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Corbeil-Essonnes

- Foundations of old Castle


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Coubert

- Remain of Castle of Coubert
Pavillons et Douves, ainsi que la façade de l'entrée de l'orangerie


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Coulomb-en-valois

- Remains of Castle, there's the pigeon


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Coulommiers

- The ancient tower of the fortifications













- Remain of the ancient castle of Coulommiers












- The Castle of Montauglaust







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Courcelles-les-Gisors

- The dungeon of Courcelles-les-Gisors


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Courdimanche-sur-Essonne


- A door of the Castle of Belesbat


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Coutevroult

- The Castle of La Brosse











- The Castle of Montaumer

Remains of the Castle; The farm, a dovecote, a wind.

- The Castle of Vivier and his Park, 18th


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Crécy-en-Brie

- A tower of enclosure






Crécy-la-chapelle

- From the castle there is a belfry









- The Tower of Saints, remains of the wall














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Croissy- Beaubourg

- Remains of Castle of  Croissy


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Crouy-Sur-Ourcq

- The dungeon of Houssoy










- The door of the Castle of Houssoy










Central square planted with plane trees and decorated with a fountain. Ruins of the ancient castle of the 14th Houssoy (firm): high square tower ** (MH), staircase turret, parapet platform on battlements, gable wall of the old house * (MH) wing machicolated (IMH), farm buildings, pregnant. Remains of the old castle Gesvres-le-Duc *: entrance pavilion (MH) by Francois Mansart 17th, entrance gate with its gate and a moat with their bridges (IMH) gardens


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La Celle-Saint-Cloud

- Remain of Castle







The facade of the Castle of Beauregard.


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Dampierre

The Castle of Becquancourt has diseppear, a turreted gatehouse remains.


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Dennemont

- Remain of Castle, enclosure wall










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Dennonville

- The castle of Denonville













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Diant

- A détail of Castle of Diant









Eleventh century. The powerful family of bars built the beautiful building "Philippians Diant" around 1200.


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Dormelles

- The Castle say Fort de Challeau










With the Challeau modest in size (30 m square) Fort Challeau, thirteenth and sixteenth century, was probably a lookout post to serve as refuge (included in the Inventory June 17, 1975). The new castle said the Castel Sant'Angelo where there are important bases, was a hunting lodge built by Francis.
Castle Dormelles, there are only few remnants included in the inventory (14 September 1949): towers, moats, walls and roofs of the building common. The pigeon-porch dates from the sixteenth century. The set is called Ferme Saint-Gervais.
The buildings now house banquet halls.


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Echarcon

On the castle, there is a nymphaeum


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Ecquevilly

- The remains of feudal castle, the entrance porch and the entrance pavilion.

- Castle Ecquevilly, current mayor










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Emerainville

- Remains of the Castle of Emerainville










- The castle of Malnoue









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Evecquemont

- Remains of the Castle of Roussay






Mr Paul Roux, Antique, President of Galeries Georges Petit, acquired in 1908 of a former priory converted mansion. He proceeded to complete its reconstruction in its present form. In 1937, that Mr. Francis Elvinger became owner. Since his death, his son Gilbert succeeded him.

A short distance from the church on the slope of the hill stands the castle Evecquemont. This building is modern.

The old mansion, built by the descendants of Renaud de Gaillonnet however, left few traces to look among the farm buildings adjoining. For many years, the lords of Evecquemont, too cramped in the residence, had begun building a new stately home not far from the old, on the very spot now occupied the castle.


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Evry

- The Castle of Petit-Bourg

Remnants are visible Découville Boulevard. The site has seen three successive castles, the first in the XVII, the second in 1715, the third in 1756.


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La Ferté-Millon

- Remains of a enclosure tower





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Forfry

- The Castle of Boissy








In the 13th century, was destroyed several times and was abandoned in 1746, he left the chamber, the facade of the tower of the sixteenth-square door, a drawbridge and a round tower.



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Fontenay-Mauvoisin

- Remain of Castle fondu.


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Fontenay-Trésigny

- The Royal Castle du Vivier, (Say Le Vivier)








The Royal Castle of Vivier's fourth quarter of the thirteenth century and 14th century MH 1290 1996/10/31. It is in its walls to fill the King Charles VI, whose reason had been shaken, the doctor of the Court began to fashion in France the game of cards. On March 19, 1673 Mary, daughter of Jacques Picot, seigneur du Vivier and Coutevroult Motte, Butler ordinary to the king by marriage, brought the lordship of Vivier and Coutrevoult Francis Bourlamaque. They were the grandparents of Charles François Bourlamaque.

- The Castle of Duc d’Epernon

The Castle has been building in the middle of 17th, he has been classed historic Momnument in 1963.


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Gallardon

- Remain of feudal Castle, The tower say "l'épaule de Gallardon"













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Garancières

- Remain of Fresnay tower


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Garges-les-Gonnesses

- Pillar of the Castle of Garges-les-Gonnesse














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Gargenville

It is the dovecote tower Hanneucourt

- The Castle of Hanneucourt










- The Castle of Rangiport









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Gennevilliers

- The commons of Castle of Gennevilliers


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Gironville-sur-Essonne

- The Castle of Gironville


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Gouaix

The Castle in  20th Century and the pavilion of entrance of Castle of  Flamboin who is the own remain.





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Grandpuits-Bailly-Carrois

- The farm of Castle (frotress), dovecote XV, its well and press sandstone

- The Castle of La Salle, there's the farm of Briard type dating of 156th century.

- The Castle of Montaiguillon (commune de Louan sous Montaiguillon en brie)

The important feudal ruins still encircled by walls and beautiful forest in the middle, are the most curious of the Canton of Villiers-Saint-Georges and are among the archaeological treasures of our department.


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Gretz s/Loing

- The Ganne Tower









There's the Ganne tower or De Gall who tour de Ganne ou de Gall who represent a rectangular keep of 12 Meter X 15,3 Meter, dating of XIIth century.



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Grosrouvre

- Remains of the enclosure of a castle with 4 towers of angle uncrowned.


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Herblay

- The Castle of Eglise








There's somes remains of fortifications of castle



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Houdan

- Remain of Castle of Houdan, the dungeon(association les amis du donjon de houdan, association, the friends of the dungeon of Houdan)









Remains of ancient fortifications, it was built in the early twelfth century by Amaury III de Montfort, it is a massive tower isolated west of the town, 25 meters high and 16 meters in diameter, flanked by four turrets 4 , 8 m in diameter. It is currently used as a water tower.



The town of Houdan:

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To go to another remains....
The remains of Castle Part II, from Issy to Puiselet-le-Marais

The remains of Castle Part III, from Quincy-sous-Sénart to Yerres





To go to another Castles, to the tourism, events in Castles, the dungeons, the Castle-fortress...
Itineraries and transport










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