Château de Rambures

Rambures, France

Château de Rambures was constructed in the Middle Ages in the style of a military fortress of the 15th century and was one of the first castles in Europe to be constructed almost exclusively in bricks. The castle is set in a park, the Parc et Roseraie du Château de Rambures containing a rose garden and ancient trees.The castle contains very interesting Picardy furniture from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.

The estate has been passed down by inheritance and through marriage since the 11th century. The Rambures name first appeared in 1058. Famous Rambures include David (1364–1415), Lord Rambures from Shakespeare's Henry V, and Charles (1572–1633), the so-called 'Brave Rambures' who saved the life of Henry IV of France in 1590.

The castle is laid out as a square and is composed of eight towers and half-towers. The towers form the corners of the square and are linked by the half-towers. There is a single room on each level of the towers between the basement and the second floor. Communication between the underground level and the second floor is provided by four spiral staircases placed in the internal angles of the corner towers. The castle was constructed within a dry moat and is built largely of brick, a defensive measure against the then new artillery, with some limestone. Located near the frontier between the French and English territories, construction began during the Hundred Years' War but it was not complete until after the end of the war.



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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)

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Giulio C. (7 months ago)
A great surprise! The castle is definitely worth a visit and the beautiful gardens as well. Plan at least a couple of hours to enjoy the visit. Some activities for the kids outside. Really worth a visit!
Amanda Geismann (10 months ago)
Quirky place. Was nice for a different experience. Not something you experience every day ;)
Alla Maley (2 years ago)
Very nice castle with children activities outside(maybe depends on the season), surprisingly big inside, interesting. Suggest with kids Also a huge park around
Joe Meghames (2 years ago)
Good for a weekend visit, nice location with lots of beautiful sceneries for photos and for a family cultural trip
Martin Schröder (2 years ago)
Nice castle. At times smelled a bit mouldy. Watch out, you can’t visit the garden during lunch break. I’m general a nice castle. 1 hour is enough to get through it.
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