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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www.francethisway.com

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User Reviews

Hans van der Zwet (2 years ago)
Hot, dusty, sleepy village
Bryan Allen (2 years ago)
Well preserved building in a pretty mediaeval village
Dmitrii Trubetskoy (3 years ago)
Just another magic town ?
Edwin Seijsener (3 years ago)
Beautiful views from this mostly restored village
Guy Bonnet (3 years ago)
A beautiful village, very pleasant to visit. A beautiful panorama in the Dommet
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