Château de Créminil

Estrée-Blanche, France

Château de Créminil was built in 1443 by La May family to the site of older fortification (destroyed by English Army). In 1540 Créminil was owned by Hugues de Buleux (advisor to the regent of the Netherlands and grand bailiff of Aire). After the castle was burned in 1543 it was rebuilt in the 17th century.

In 1670 it was owned by Antoine de Wignacourt and from 1687 till the Revolution by the Merchiers family. Until 1978 Créminil Castle was owned by a Mrs Lhéritier whose family had it since the Revolution.

This late medieval castle consists of an irregular polygon with twelve sides, built on a small mound surrounded by large round moat fed by water from the Laquet stream. In the 18th century 3 sides of polygon to the south were torn down and replaced by a terrace lined with stone balusters to provide a better view of the surrounding gardens. Also the facades of the buildings on the courtyard were rebuilt.

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Founded: 1443
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Sandrine Tribouilloy (33 days ago)
A great experience with a qualitative guided tour!
olivier delmarre (2 months ago)
Come and spend a delicious moment with the owner of the site. This castle is the little brother of that of Olhain. In its ornamental and medicinal garden we breathe a sweet scent of honey ... beehives have indeed been installed to the delight of tourists. To visit without question and to combine with the visit of the Donjon de Bours.
Michel Van-langhenhove (2 months ago)
Very nice visited owner Serves as a guide and gives a lot of explanation very kind likes to share the history of the castle
Valérie Labitte (4 months ago)
Wonderful discovery of the medieval garden. To do as part of a guided tour.
Philippe Thellier (2 years ago)
Lieu emprunt d'histoire et de calme oú il fait bon flaner pour une aération sensoreille
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