Château de Nangis

Nangis, France

The Château de Nangis is a modernised castle located in the heart of the town of Nangis. The original name 'La Motte' suggests the motte-and-bailey that indicates the middle-age origin of the place. Fleury (c. 1093-1147), son of the king Philip I of France, is its oldest known lord. In 1245, the castle came into the ownership of the Montmorency family. A well known fortress in 1397, the English inflicted important damage to the castle in 1429. The king Charles VII the Well-Served gave the domain to Denis de Chailly from Chailly-en-Bière as a reward for his help to Jeanne d'Arc. He rebuilt the fortress in 1436.

By marrying Marie de Vères in 1507, Louis de Brichanteau became the new lord; his descendants kept the domain until the French Revolution. Around 1590, Antoine de Brichanteau modernised the residential building. The domain became a marquisate in 1612. The castle was visited by Louis XIV in 1678. When Armand de Brichanteau died in 1742, a distant cousin, the count of Guerchy, became the new marquis. His son, Anne-Louis of Guerchy, the last marquis of Nangis, almost ruined, sold the castle to a Paris notary in 1795, who destroyed two of the three buildings, keeping only the left wing.

The castle was purchased by the city in 1859 and became the town hall. Viewed from the outside, the left wing has not changed much since then. Six paintings in the marriage room are portraits that were classified as historical monuments in May 1909 despite the fact that the building itself is not.

Today, one can still see the moats of the old motte that were then filled with water. The left wing that remains today has two corner towers. One can also see a cylindrical outer wall tower including loopholes.

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Alexandra CORNEILLE (7 months ago)
The magic of the French administration gathered in one place... At reception it is better to be warned but you will see it straight away, you have to select the right counter because one of the 2 people has visibly lost all sense of respect, politeness… a real pug!! Luckily his colleague tries to catch the shot... For any passport recovery it is better to be retired or unemployed because the hours are clearly incompatible with a professional life. “We told you and it’s written on paper!!!!! » she would have added “know… in the end it was the same! A great sense of public service! In short, you have to take time off to get a piece of paper and get set on fire. Don’t go change town hall if you still have the chance!!! Continuation and end of passport recovery. As a reminder, I made the mistake of not reading the document stipulating the distribution times for the papers, I showed up on the wrong day, I explained it to the 2 women present the last time and one of them she had barked at me as not allowed in a public service, telling me to come back on the right day. I was hoping for an ounce of humanity and that one of them, both of them being unoccupied, would “kindly” call me to order and give me the said passport in 2 minutes. Today, rest assured, here I am finally on the right day at the right time in the right place. Greeted with kindness by this same person. Finally, disappointingly, she did not digest my incomprehension and my surprise at her behavior. She says she remembers me leaving screaming (obviously this person has never heard me scream) and adds by saying that I “hid” behind a bad review left on Google. (NB: people wishing to hide hide their name or create a false profile which is not my case at all) but regardless this person is visibly too angry to question their way of dealing with people to whom it owes a public service worthy of the name. The icing on the cake is that she strongly urges me to never set foot in this town hall again. Of course I told him that it would be said. It was therefore my duty as a citizen to use a tool provided for this purpose to warn other potential citizens of what awaits them if they wish to go to the reception of this Town Hall.
Manu Master (7 months ago)
I have been waiting for more than a year to be reimbursed for the fees advanced for registration at the swimming pool which closed its doors just after 2 sessions, no response to emails or reminders from the swimming pool itself . Deplorable from the services supposed to make things easier
Patrick Dumand (8 months ago)
We got married at the town hall of Nangis and I did all my identity papers at this town hall. We have always been well received and well informed with very competent staff. Thanks again.
Smooth Traveller (12 months ago)
I have just submitted my passport file and I was greeted very civilly by a dark-haired lady with short hair who took the trouble to look in the system for everyone's receipt orders. ? Then the passport attendant was very cheerful and we were able to chat while strictly following the validation of the file. She did not forget to explain to me the steps of the withdrawal of the passport. Moreover, I leave, delighted to have discovered the traditional center of Nangis
Sylvie Taillefer (13 months ago)
I bring an elderly friend who has to redo his identity card, we give him an appointment, we come back, 3 months later to collect his new identity card, there, a secretary who, I don't know how, she does to work, still at the Town Hall, said to him nastily, we don't have your identity document renewal file, you are nowhere in our files... I'm dreaming does this gentleman have to be undocumented to welcome him better??? SHAMEFUL SHAMEFUL...
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