Château de Jaulny

Jaulny, France

The Château de Jaulny site has been known since the 12th century. The fortified U-shaped house dates from the end of 15th or the beginning of the 16th century. An enclosing wall was built in second half of the 17th century. The site was transformed during the 18th century with a home built against the southern wall. Below the western wing are arched cellars dating from the 16th century. In spite of the successive alterations, the castle preserves the composition of the 16th century.

Local tradition since the Middle Ages has it that Joan of Arc, contrary to accepted wisdom, was not from Arc but that she was married to Robert des Armoises. Legend also has it that, far from being burned and her ashes being thrown into the Seine, she is actually buried in Pulligny sur Madon. In 1871, two portraits were discovered when plaster was removed from a 15th-century chimney. The village mayor confirmed that his great great grandfather had covered the portraits on the orders of Monsieur des Armoises before the French Revolution and that they were of Joan and her husband, Robert des Armoises. Several books have been published on this theory.

The Château de Jaulny is privately owned and operated as a guest house with restaurant.



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Founded: c. 1500
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Ariane REMY (7 months ago)
Private weekend at the castle. Great experience in a timeless atmosphere. The children were able to indulge in their most memorable game of hide and seek. Well-appointed place with different areas for meeting offering all different particularities (atmosphere, layout, etc.) The rooms and the gîte are functional and the premises very well maintained. Ideal for a wedding or a family reunion. The places are closed and quiet.
Vincent Dubois (8 months ago)
I took part in a visit to the Château de Jaulny on Sunday late afternoon... a captivating visit made by a passionate person who takes you into the history of the castle through the centuries... let yourself be taken on board for this travel back in time you won't regret it...
Cathy DOME (10 months ago)
Nice place Too bad no restoration at the castle except event. No catering in the village. Even at the campsite only in the evening and on weekends
Francois Vendramelli (2 years ago)
Very good time and very nice visit! A castle that we say, which certainly needs a beautiful renovation like many castles, but which is really worth a look, because full of stories that the owner will tell you, who by his visit will give you the desire to come back there at least once a year .... and in addition it will push you a little medieval song! Finally, once the visit is over, facing the exit of the castle, you can at the Taverne de l'Armoise taste a Hypocras, a drink made from red wine or white wine....I won't say more about it. is very good so have a good visit and good tasting!!!
Jean-Luc SAILLET (2 years ago)
A place steeped in history, the only stronghold that still bears witness to the past of Lorraine. The visit is interesting and well commented. It takes a lot of courage for the new owner to carry out the necessary restoration, but he is passionate and his determination forces the administration. A visit to be made without hesitation.
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