Château de Mursay

Échiré, France

The Château de Mursay is a ruined 16th-century castle in the commune of Échiré. It was the residence of Agrippa d'Aubigné, grandfather of Madame de Maintenon. Situated on the banks of the Sèvre Niortaise river, the castle has been bought by the commune to avoid it falling into ruins, the roof having been lost some years ago.


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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Alain Tavernier (3 months ago)
In ruins and cannot be visited. It doesn't match the net.
Jean-Robert Bos (9 months ago)
Difficult to access by motorhome. To be saved with major renovations.
Neen T (11 months ago)
Beautiful and Peaceful
Maya (12 months ago)
A very old and beautiful castle to discover! Unfurnished because it is badly damaged but we immerse ourselves in the history of France. A little note for the young person at reception who shows his passion for the place and who answers questions in great detail!
Paul Pérucaud (13 months ago)
In the mist of March 15, 2023, the romantic and slightly ghostly ruins seduced me. Built in the 16th century, this building was still inhabited in 1920; a total lack of attention to its maintenance is responsible for its dilapidation. The “Friends of the Château de Mursay” association offers tours and activities. Alone and for a simple passage, I was content with the proposed walk. The signage is relevant but we can only hope for a guided tour and enter the premises, knowing the existence of three levels including one underground. A curiosity, the chain ferry allows you to reach the other bank of the Sèvre Niortaise by your own means, but it was not in operation on the date of my visit. The level of the river and the strength of the current would not have permitted its use in any case.
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