Château de Mousson

Mousson, France

The Château de Mousson is a ruined castle in the Meurthe-et-Moselle département of France. Until the 13th century, the Château de Mousson was the residence of the Counts of Mousson. On the summit of a hill, it overlooked the valleys of the Seille and the Moselle. It has not resisted the ravages of time, wars and, above all, Cardinal Richelieu.

The 17th century was fatal to the fortress at Mousson. A symbol of the spirit of independence of the people of Lorraine against the power of royal France, the castle was an obstacle to the centralising designs of Louis XIII and Richelieu. In 1633, following the example of many castles in the région and the fortifications of Nancy, the castle was demolished. It was destroyed by the inhabitants of the region, acting under the constraint of French troops.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Inna Ovcharenko (2 years ago)
Its beautiful place but extremely hard to reach without car
Sylvana Stout (2 years ago)
Went there with no expectations. And found a great site with a nice view!
Conrad Edwards (2 years ago)
Really nice and relaxing. We stopped and had a picnic. It is an enjoyable walk.
Mohammad Kamali (3 years ago)
Stuart Seale (5 years ago)
Great views over the town and area
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