Château de Caumale

Escalans, France

The Château de Caumale is a castle in Escalans It was completed in the 12th century. The two lower towers date from that time, other were erected in the 15th and 16th centuries.

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Escalans, France
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Monique Lante (49 days ago)
Merci Madame Geneviève Fabre pour votre visite de votre château que nous avons beaucoup apprécié. ..une sotiate
Catherine Taunay (2 months ago)
Un lieu magique par son empreinte historique...
Genevieve Fabre (2 months ago)
Exceptional visit to an incredible place with a fabulous history, a castle still inhabited by great adventurers which is really worth the detour
Fabienne Castin (3 months ago)
2eme fois que je vais à un mariage dans ce château. Parc au top et salle de réception parfaite. Le seul hic c'est que l'allée qui y mène ne soit pas en bon état et pas éclairée
Bob de ludna (14 months ago)
Guided tour by an enthusiast. The building is not of great exterior interest but the whole (with the outbuildings) is already rarer. The main building is alive in every sense of the word: so that you no longer know what period you are in - you might come across Beaumarchais or Joséphine de Beauharnais at the bend of a vestibule that you wouldn't be surprised . Special mention for the Empire room Needless to say, I highly recommend
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