The Château de Flers is located in Villeneuve d'Ascq, in the Nord department of France.  The château, completed in 1661, is very characteristic of the Flemish architecture of the 17th century. From 1667 to 1747, it belonged to the De Kessel family, the Seigneurs of Flers. In 1747, Philippe André de Baudequin, seigneur of Sainghin, obtains the seigneurie of Flers and the château from his De Kessel cousin. In 1770, Marie-Claire-Josephe de Baudequin married count Ladislas de Diesbach. When his wife died in 1791, he inherits the château and he will be the last seigneur of Flers.

Around 1787, the château was modified: the mullions of the windows were removed, the French ceilings were replaced by box-section ceilings, and new chimneys were built. The original drawbridge was replaced by a new one, which still exists. The archway arcade is from this time. During the French revolution, the family emigrated. The château, entrusted to the care of the former gardener, fell in disrepair and was eventually converted into a farmhouse.

Four rooms in the basement were doing up an archeologic museum in 1991. The museum hosts also temporarily exhibitions, about archeology, local history and regional ethography.



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Founded: 1661
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Marc Jeansou (3 years ago)
A voir bien
Benj Bar (4 years ago)
Belle visite de l'exposition temporaire au petit musée.
La chaîne du Wallaby (4 years ago)
Ancien château flamand, reconverti en ferme et finalement en lieu d'exposition temporaire et en office de tourisme. C'est un lieu qui gagne à être connu en toute gratuité surtout à Noël, puisque l'on y retrouve le marché de Noël de Villeneuve d'Ascq, avec juste environ 6 chalets et un père Noël mais une bonne trentaine de marchands à l'intérieur du chateau !!! Et certains proposants de très bons articles (livres originaux et rares, artisanats, etc.). Amateurs de vieilles briques et de vins chauds, à vous la découverte ! Retrouve la présentation du lieu notre chaine YouTube !
jean-luc Lespilette (5 years ago)
Très bon accueil. Et expo intéressante.
Fabienne Fabienne (6 years ago)
Très joli château beaucoup de charme et la promenade est très reposante si on fait le tour des lacs on peut admirer la faune locale et se trouver un petit coin tranquille parfait pour les amoureux. Bonne marche !
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