Sancerre Castle Ruins

Sancerre, France

The feudal castle of Sancerre was one of the strongest castles of the Middle Ages built in France. It was the seat of Counts of Sancerre. The future king Charles VII and Joan of Arc stayed at the Chateau de Sancerre, which was strategically placed on the border of the "kingdom of Bourges."

The town of Sancerre was formerly fortified. It was built under the castle, closing access to the less steep slope of the mountain. The castle and city walls were demolished in 1621.

Today only the tower, foundations, cellars or parts of walls remains of castle. The location of the old castle is now occupied by a mansion (1874) of Louis XII and a private park, owned by the Company Marnier-Lapostolle.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Ruins in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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