Château d'Esnes

Esnes, France

Château d'Esnes was built originally in 1007 by Alard Esnes. Today's castle dates mainly from the 15th and 18th centuries. The original medieval castle was surrounded by a moat. Since the French Revolution, the castle served as farm building. It was also a German prison for Russian soldiers during the First World War.


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Rue du Château 4, Esnes, France
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Founded: 1007
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)


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Jennifer Noiret (15 months ago)
Visit of the castle today Great experience! Thank you to the volunteer guide for this very complete and fascinating visit which plunges us into the history of the castle with all the themes covered (history, architecture, defense, etc.) We really enjoyed this very interesting visit. (Guided tour every last Sunday of the month with reservation)
Emily T. (15 months ago)
Un beau chateau qui a traversé les siècles en plutôt bon état. Vous pourrez grimper les 3 étages du donjon, resté en l'état (moyen-age) et découvrir un peu partout des graffitis gravés dans la pierre du 17e siècle jusqu'à la Première guerre mondiale. La visite a juste été un peu longue car le guide de l'association parlait beaucoup ;)
Ahmad Alalewi (15 months ago)
Nous avons assisté à une fête dans ce château de style médiéval. C'était la première expérience du genre. L'organisation était excellente. Plusieurs pièces musicales ont été présentées, en plus de danses et de spectacles spéciaux.
Dimitri Amilakvari (15 months ago)
I've lived for 5 years, 5 minutes from the castle, very nice photo spot for bikers or others, we attended the medieval evening. Good reception and very nice site.
Dirk Van Gasse (16 months ago)
After a turn on a French country road, out of the blue there it was : a castle.
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