Château de Picquigny

Picquigny, France

Château de Picquigny was built around the beginning of the 11th century and rebuilt over the following centuries. It was severely damaged during World War I. The vestiges are still picturesque and imposing, nevertheless. Outside of the ramparts, there are other medieval buildings: a prison, a kitchen, two cellars, latrines and the Pavillon Sévigné.


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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Audrey Durietz (2 years ago)
Machu Cyprienne (2 years ago)
The construction part with the stonemason is fascinating, on the other hand for the forge no interest, we are shown accessories that are certainly very well worked but already seen and the explanations are poor. On the other hand, the torchlight castle is fantastic, we are immersed in the time of the Templars and we relive a moment of history by visiting the underground passages, excellent moment
Anita Forier (2 years ago)
Found very great castle . A lot of stairs down
Olivier Thory (2 years ago)
Magnificent fireworks. Congratulations to the Mayor for his organization and good humor, as well as to his entire team.
Antoine Gérald Corbie (2 years ago)
Impressive with these ruins seen from below the city
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