Château des ducs de Lorraine

Sierck-les-Bains, France

The Château des ducs de Lorraine (Castle of Dukes of Lorraine or Sierck Castle) may have been a Gallo-Roman fort, but the first historical document of the castle date from 1067. However there is probably nothing left of this first castle. The current castle was built by the archbishop of Trier in the 15th century. French army conquered it in the 17th century and since 1661 it became part of the reign of France. The castle lost its defensive purpose and it was demolished in 1673. Later fortifications was re-enhanced and left to decay several times. In 1866 The Château was acquired by the city of Sierck les Bains.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Clare Neill (2 years ago)
Beautiful views from the top but walk up is quite challenging
David D (2 years ago)
Big castle tour with a lot of tales and history facts. Also a great view on La Moselle with a sunny day.
Naomi Murphy (2 years ago)
Take your oxygen! !! Lots of steps very interesting family of 4 was €17 picnic areas has cafe on site but shut on our visit dose have a pamphlet in English but directions round not very clear amazing views
Divided by Zer0 (2 years ago)
A bit too consumerist and mass produced for my tastes. For example, no traditional food available. Also very difficult parking situation. Castle rooms not used for any purpose so just a lot of similar empty stone Chambers to see.
Alan C (2 years ago)
Located high on a hill just outside the town, parking available. We did not have sufficient time to go in and explore but would if there again.
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