Château de Quintin

Quintin, France

Château de Quintin was mentioned as 'castellum novum' in 1202 and it was probably a fortified manor built in the late 1100s by Alain de Penthièvre. Geoffroy I Boterel built the first actual castle in the middle 1200s. it consisted of a moat, four gates, curtain walls and towers. The castle was badly damaged in the Wars of Religion (1590s).

The next castle was built as a living residence in 1643 and restored in 1785-1790. During the Great Revolution Château de Quintin was used as a prison. Since 1935 it has been owned by Bagneux family.

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Founded: 1643
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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www.chateaudequintin.fr

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brigitte valain (21 months ago)
Accueillis par la propriétaire de manière très sympathique, nous avons fait sa visite guidée pleine d'enthousiasme.
Veronique Andre (2 years ago)
Magnifique. Ville animée. Fête de novembre géniale. Il faut vraiment y aller chants danses costumes d'antan..photos à fonds pour souvenir.
martin Brigden-Gwinnutt (2 years ago)
Nice chateau. Our tour was done by a family member. She doesn't do the tour in English but there is a book provided with all the important details in English. She also checked that we were following the tour ok. Worth the visit to support their conservation and at 6 euros each, not expensive
Rachel Tyson (2 years ago)
Lovely place to visit but a little disappointed that it was all guided tours and no real freedom to explore yourself
HikingOFF (2 years ago)
Very attypic experiences
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