Château de Fléville

Fléville-devant-Nancy, France

The Château de Fléville is a castle located in the commune of Fléville-devant-Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle. The current structure was completed in 1533 in the French Renaissance architecture style, but includes a donjon built in 1320. Fléville was one of the few châteaux in Lorraine spared by Cardinal Richelieu (acting on the orders of Louis XIII) after the Thirty Years' War.

Fléville's architecture is mostly typical of the early French Renaissance architecture – however, it includes an unusual balcony running along the entire façade that reflects the influence of Italian architecture of the time on Lorraine. It was built around the ruins of an earlier feudal castle, including a moat that has long since been drained. The entire Château, including the furnished interior, is open to the public and includes several rooms dedicated to the history of Lorraine.



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Founded: 1533
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Tyler Rogers-Parkes (10 months ago)
Beautiful castle
Bruno Poirson (4 years ago)
Karl 1974 (4 years ago)
The Château de Fléville is a castle located in the commune of Fléville-devant-Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, in Lorraine, France. The current structure was completed in 1533 in the French Renaissance style, but includes a donjon built in 1320.
Paolo Cereseto (4 years ago)
Very nice and interesting, worth a visit
Jenny W. (4 years ago)
The castle was not open
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