Château de Potelle

Potelle, France

Château de Potelle was built around 1290 by Gilles de Mortagne. It has been looted and damaged in wars (1477, 1654, 1712 and 1793). The last restoration was made in 1817. The gate house was erected in the 13th-14th centuries and may have been located to the site of ancient Roman castrum. The chapel was moved to the courtyard of in 1519. Today Château de Potelle is a private home.

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Founded: 1290
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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François Soury-Lavergne (3 years ago)
You can't see the interior, but the surroundings are very pleasant for a walk and bike ride.
Stephane Dubois (3 years ago)
Very beautiful monument. Too bad it cannot be visited outside of heritage days. No indoor visit possible.
FREDERIC F (3 years ago)
Pretty castle
Patrice MULOT (3 years ago)
Very beautiful castle. Too bad it is not possible to access it
Laurence Weber (5 years ago)
Beautiful castle of Potelle, very well maintained surrounded by a lake with surrounding park, private forest, small public chapel, to visit without hesitation
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