Château de Lussan

Lussan, France

Château de Lussan is square castle with substantial towers at each corner and was built here in the 15th century for the Lords of Audibert. There is a large clock and iron campanile on one of the towers which was added in the 19th century. The castle was in private ownership until it was seized during the Revolution: since that time the castle has had several different owners and uses and is now used for local council offices.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)

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Dmitrii Trubetskoy (16 months ago)
Just another magic town ?
Edwin Seijsener (18 months ago)
Beautiful views from this mostly restored village
Guy Bonnet (21 months ago)
A beautiful village, very pleasant to visit. A beautiful panorama in the Dommet
Beaugeraud Dominique (21 months ago)
Nice village. Very warm welcome at the tourist office. Too bad everything is closed due to covid19
Martine Grant (3 years ago)
Another gorgeous medieval village, voted one of the best. From there you can walk Les Concludes, beware, some tough sections and a long way exposed in the sun.
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