Château de Montépilloy

Montépilloy, France

Built around 1150 by Guy III le Bouteiller de Senlis, Château de Montépilloy dominates the county of Senlis, thanks to its formidable keep, probably the highest of the royal domain at the time of its construction (around 1190-1200).

Testimony of a prestigious medieval past, the remains of the fortified castle include, in addition to the keep, an enclosure with a polygonal moat, an entrance gate through which one accesses the farmyard, a curtain wall with machicolation connecting the keep to the stately home and its semi-circular flanking tower.

The castle and its seigneury belonged to a succession of historical figures, each close to a king of France. The castle is open to the public



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Founded: 1150
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)


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Konstantinos Markakis (11 months ago)
I have been to more that 150 castles in france and this is one of the best. The owner of the castle makes 3 tours every weekend in the summer and he is a passionate individual with a lot of knowledge on medieval history. The tour is amazing, you learn a ton of things and the interior of the castle, although in ruins, is absolutely wonderful. Highly recommended, its the best 8 euros you're gonna spend in the area.
Keyser Cöze (2 years ago)
Open to the public (without prior appointment): every Saturday and Sunday from June to September. 3 guided tours per day, at the following times: 10:30 a.m.?, 3:00 p.m.? and 5:00 p.m.? Prices: 8 € normal 6 € reduced (- 18 years old, student, job seeker, disabled) free (- 10 years old, member of ARMORIAL Group visit: all year by appointment, Price: €6 (min. 20 people) contact directly on their website: chateaumontepilloy dot wixsite dot com Youth visit: all year round by appointment, ​The Château ?de Montépilloy is a ruined castle located in the French town of Montépilloy, in the department of Oise and in the Hauts-de-France region??. The remains of the castle were classified as historical monuments by order of May 3, 1963. They include the northwest flank of a majestic keep 35 m high and visible for more than ten kilometers around; an indatable enclosure wall; a châtelet from the beginning of the 13th century enhanced at the end of the 15th century; and an unfinished "new castle" from the beginning of the 15th century, comprising a tower, a curtain wall with a fortified gate and two main buildings. The castle has been in ruins since the last phase of the Hundred Years War in the region, and its enclosure has housed a farm ever since. The remains represent an interesting testimony to Gothic feudal architecture. (Source and continued on Wikipedia) Very interesting to see up close ??. And for the price you should not deprive yourself of it when you know that a particular teacher, for one hour it is on average 20 €. There, for ? 8€? you have the view of the finds made during the excavations at the foot of the tower, very detailed explanations from the owner, and being able to get closer to the extremely impressive tower.??. At the foot of the tower, we are very small, small, small, small ?. I hope to return. Thank you?
Sam K (2 years ago)
Ricardo M. S. Pereira (2 years ago)
The castle where Joan D'Arc passed a night after the French fought the English... A private property now.
valerie simon (3 years ago)
It's private. Seen from the outside, too bad
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