Château de Maisontiers

Maisontiers, France

Château de Maisontiers was built originally by Knights Hospitallers in the 13th century. The current castle was built by Claude de Montjehan in the 15th century.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)

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4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Alain GRVS (7 months ago)
Magnificent place where we were welcomed by the owners with great kindness. A big thank you to them who know how to make people love this place.
Alessandro Sassoli (9 months ago)
Beautiful castle and several activities
Paul Pérucaud (2 years ago)
An extraordinary building, all in length, surrounded by a spectacular moat. Belonging to the same family for 450 years, this 15th and 16th century castle was built on the site of an older construction of the Order of Hospitallers. Rose and Arnaud Macé de Lépinay, a passionate and hardworking couple have been in charge of this castle since 1996. It is thanks to their efforts, their will and their energy that visitors can enjoy this marvel today. A must-see discovery, this visit can be completed by a visit to the old castle chapel, today a parish church. The history of the latter is linked to that of the castle and the owning families, a private cemetery is adjacent to the church.
Roy Laurence (2 years ago)
Great welcome. Very beautiful castle.
Dominique LE POGAM (5 years ago)
Excellent welcome from the owners. Magnificent place. THANKS.
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