Château de Pierrefort

Martincourt, France

The Château de Pierrefort is a ruined mediaeval castle in the commune of Martincourt. It was built in 1306. In 1300, Pierre de Bar, younger son (among 13 siblings) of Theobald II, Count of Bar, received from his older brother Henri III de Bar among other estates, the lands of Martincourt and Mamey.

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Martincourt, France
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Founded: 1306
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Olivier Dobrynine (3 years ago)
Splendid ruins. Above all, do not trust what you see from the road. You should park your car and explore the back of the castle, which overlooks the Esch valley. A must for lovers of romantic ruins.
Michael Martens (5 years ago)
The condition of the castle is deplorable, the grounds are neglected, only the location is attractive above the picturesque Eschtal, the so-called Little Lorraine Switzerland (Petite Suisse Lorraine). The property and the building complex are privately owned and therefore cannot be viewed.
Domi nik (6 years ago)
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