Château de Villers-Châtel

Villers-Châtel, France

Château de Villers-Châtel, built in the 14th century, belonged to the lord of Gournai during the siege of Arras in 1414. The family Habarcq owned the castle until the middle of the 17th century. After several owners, Nicolas Mazel Leval bought the chateau in 1747 and restored it. During the World War I, the castle was converted into a field hospital.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Johan Grard (2 years ago)
Alain Durand (2 years ago)
Accueil sympa les châtelains. Lieu à voir et reposant. Profitez des chambres d'hôtes et des visites aux alentours
Céline L (2 years ago)
marylene henry (2 years ago)
Superbe spectacle très émouvant vivement l année prochaine
Bertrand Bout (2 years ago)
Beau château et église non visitables et grotte de Lourdes accessible . Village très calme et sans commerce.
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