Château de Guise

Guise, France

Guise castle is a medieval fortification in the town of Guise, in northern France. Originally an early medieval wooden motte and bailey castle, it was rebuilt in stone and then massively expanded during the 12th-16th centuries. It was remodelled by Marquis de Vauban in the late 17th century to meet the advances in sIege technology then taking place. Much of the castle was reduced to rubble during the First World War and, from 1952 onwards, it has been undergoing restoration by the Club du Vieux Manoir. Nowadays it is a popular tourist site.



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

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Joyce Good (4 years ago)
Great view point! I wanted to learn more about the Guise family which is very important in French history.
Bart VA (5 years ago)
Suprisingly nice experience, castle is bigger then it appears at first sight. Don't forget to buy a combi ticket with "familistère".
Emil Bugge Vett (5 years ago)
Fascinating. Worth a visit.
remi udas (7 years ago)
Have to say great site to visit. Small butvery interesting to go see
Sebastian FanFare Unity Smith (8 years ago)
I love this place because I worked on reconstructing it as a child over 20 years ago. I cannot wait to see it again soon. I found many things, worked very hard, learned enormously, and made good friends. I hope the Club de Vieux Manoir and the director used the same passion in finishing it as we felt in working on it. The director gave us the imagination and history which gave us the drive to work every day; we in turn tried to transmit that historical passion in what were the obvious initial and unprofessional tours. I still have the books, plans and maps deep in my belongings. I can't wait to see the Chateau Fort with my children and as I get closer to retirement would love to work with the Club and my children on other such culturally and historically rich venues. I hope the spirit hasn't changed within the Club in any direction other than a positive one.
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