Château d'Ancenis

Ancenis, France

Château d'Ancenis was originally built in 984 AD to the banks of Loire river. It was a motte-and-bailey castle made of wood. In the 15th century it was rebuilt as a stone castle and has also Renaissance features.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Cristina Bognolo (8 months ago)
Visto solo da fuori purtroppo. Bella posizione proprio sulla Loira.
Olivier Roy (9 months ago)
Beau château en finition de rénovation
Isabelle Goubaud (9 months ago)
Très belle vue
Fab Mon (10 months ago)
À voir ...!! Le château d'Ancenis est un château fort bâti en 984 sur les bords de la Loire dans la ville d'Ancenis, en Loire-Atlantique. Il fait l’objet d’un classement au titre des monuments historiques depuis le 2 novembre 1977. Cette protection concerne l’ensemble des fortifications, ainsi que les façades et toitures des bâtis (logis Renaissance, ancienne chapelle et du logis dit « de Marie Fouquet ») Il s'agissait, à l'origine, d'une motte castrale, c'est-à-dire un donjon en bois élevé sur un tertre. Il possédait des défenses rudimentaires, à savoir un fossé, une simple palissade avec un enclos pour abriter la population. De par sa position, il devint rapidement un endroit idéal pour surveiller le fleuve, exerçant ainsi un contrôle militaire et économique. La forteresse médiévale (XVe siècle) possède un système d'accès unique : un pont-levis couvert disposé en chicane et une galerie voûtée coudée avec une herse. ☺
Jacky Florent (12 months ago)
Je ss juste passé à côté, donc pas de visite, mais beau de l'extérieur
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