Château de Farcheville

Bouville, France

The Château de Farcheville was built by the Hugues II and Hugues III, Lords of Farcheville and Bouville. The great hall was built in 1291 and the castle chapel was consecrated in 1304. Both father and son were chamberlain to Philip IV of France. The structure possesses a rare northern French example of arched machicolations on buttresses, more characteristic of military architecture in the Languedoc. The castle passed to the family of Châtillon in the 15th century.

The castle has its own moat, hunting grounds, 15 bedrooms, 1,000 acres, and a helipad.



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Farcheville, Bouville, France
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Founded: 1291
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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veronique guilpain (14 months ago)
Quelques jours fantastiques passés au Château de Farcheville. Tout est parfait de l’accueil au cadre en passant par la cuisine . Un lieu incontournable pour une belle réception
Claire LI (2 years ago)
On a passé 2 jours dans ce château magnifique avec un accueil impeccable. Ma partie préférée est la piscine. La décoration asiatique crée une ambiance calme et exotique dans ce château qui date de 13e siècle.
Laurent Legendre (2 years ago)
Lieu pour la première fois ouvert aux publics ! Avec animations historiques en costumes d'époque, château à découvrir absolument ! Pour son architecture, et sa majesté ! Je le recommande. Passez une bonne journée.
nath dusaussoy - pecquet (2 years ago)
Lieu magique et féerique. Un pur bonheur de pouvoir enfin découvrir cette splendeur
Scott Moorehead (2 years ago)
Amazing place. Amazing people. Amazing experience. Simply amazing all around.
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