Château de Folleville

Folleville, France

Château de Folleville is a ruined medieval castle. It was built in the late 14th century, dominating the valley of the Noye river, by Jean II de Folleville probably on the site of an earlier castle destroyed in 1358. Archaeological excavations gave evidence of a Roman camp at this site.

During the Hundred Years War, Folleville Castle was sieged several times. In 1440 it succumbed to the artillery of the famous English captain Talbot. It was taken and partially dismantled by the Burgundians to end incursions in the region by the English. It was not until 1478 that work was undertaken to repair the castle. A wing, now lost, was then added.

In 1777 the stones of Folleville Castle were used to built another castle in Mailly-Raineval by the Count de Mailly, husband of Marie Michèle de Séricourt. Twenty years later, during the French Revolution, this new castle was damaged and again stones were taken from Folleville Castle for repairs.

The adjacent church houses the striking tombs of the Lords of Folleville in Carrara marble, an example of the Italian Renaissance having spread as far as Picardy. 



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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)

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Pascal Demort (2 years ago)
Gite La Roche Derrien (3 years ago)
A magnificent place, discovered thanks to the work "Folleville symbolique Folleville alchimique", one can discover there Renaissance children of any beauty, worthy of those of Notre-Dame d'Amiens nearby or that of Rouen, this church is in particular on the way to Compostela and is therefore classified by Unesco.
Pledge (3 years ago)
Very nice castle
Ghislain Francois (4 years ago)
Come to attend the Medieval Folleville. Pleasant moment passed back to the heart of the Middle Ages. Lice, jousting, falconry, melee combat, picard games ... the animations are numerous and the organization is at the top. Parking in the fields and small train to bring you closer to the entrance (it is very popular with children) otherwise it is also on foot. Passionate about this period of history or just curious to discover a little more about this time, I advise you to go there.
Andreea Villatte (5 years ago)
Great medieval camp
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