Château de Cambiaire was built in the 14th century in the town of Saint-Étienne-Vallée-Française. It is a quadrangular building with a round tower at three of its corners and a square tower at the northwest corner. It consists of three wings around a courtyard on the west side by a battlements surrounding wall pierced by a gate. The great crenellated tower, which dungeon office, is crowned on its summit terrace of a watchtower with a roof shaped pepper shakers. This square building built shale stone mixed with white quartz is the oldest. It has three levels, the first two date from the 14th century, the last level and the spiral staircase from a raising of the late 15th century.

This tower seems more ostentatious than most military as much as the castle was never the castle of Saint-Etienne. One of the ground pavement dwelling is probably contemporary dungeon. The others are the result of rearrangements of the modern era and those of the late nineteenth century and finally repairs arising out the 1944 fire. A park of chestnut trees and cedars surrounds the castle. There is a replica of the Lourdes grotto and a chapel dating back to 1875 in neo-Gothic style.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Etienne Denis (5 months ago)
An exceptional guest room, in a truly magical place. An excellent meal served by lovely hosts. We recommend!
Rose-Anne DALLIE (6 months ago)
Cold welcome, and we had a surprise the Vegan meal. A paella, that rice well almost and much overcooked. For dessert, a gourmet coffee without coffee, a mini scoop of ice cream with a muffin.
Robert Tristan (6 months ago)
A beautiful stage on the Chemin de Stevenson. An authentic castle. An appreciated table. Well done for the remarkable restoration work done. A friendly welcome. A beautiful memory for us. Thank you.
Quentin moncorger (7 months ago)
Very nice discovery. The chateau has been very tastefully renovated and decorated. Eric and Coco take great care! We recommend.
FRANCEPIERRE Contact (8 months ago)
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