Château de Sigy

Sigy, France

Château de Sigy is a modernised castle which dates originally from the 14th century. It was much altered in the 15th, 17th and 18th centuries. Of note are the walls and roofs of the castle and its outbuildings, including two towers, the gardens surrounded by moats and two bridges across the moats. Inside, the central staircase with wooden balusters is beneath a dome. In the north wing, the grand bedroom and the Trudaine bedroom contain magnificent chimneys.

Privately owned, the castle has been listed since 1984 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.

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

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