Château de Varlemont

Barly, France

Château de Varlemont in Barly was built between 1782-1784 by Vindicien Blin. Due the Great Revolution it was abandoned and moved to the hands of Arras bishop in 1812-1818. Later it was left to decay until the bought by Jacques d'Antin Vaillac in 1970. Today Château de Varlemont represents the pure Louis XVI style.

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Founded: 1782-1784
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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anne denoeud (3 years ago)
Excellente visite avec des guides super
Olivier Botbol (3 years ago)
Très beau château bien entretenu et très bien meublé avec du mobilier d'époque. Guide moyen.
sebastien wcislo (3 years ago)
Petit mais super intéressant
Matthieu CABY (3 years ago)
Petit château très meublé avec des pièces d'époque.
Christine van de voorde (3 years ago)
Beau château et histoire du lieu intéressante. Bon accueil.par contre, il faut vraiment sy connaître en meuble et vaisselle ancienne pour apprécier toute la visite
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