Château de Villeneuve-Loubet

Villeneuve-Loubet, France

Château de Villeneuve-Loubet, property of the Panisse-Passis family, is a superb 13th-century defensive structure, with a pentagonal keep. It was built in the 13th century, at the instigation of the Counts of Provence and Romeo of Villeneuve. Ramparts and parapet walks are punctuated with five round towers and a mediaeval drawbridge. French King Francis I stayed there in 1538 to sign the Truce of Nice with the Emperor Charles V, a pact which put an end to the Italian Wars.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Valéry PAGEOT (18 months ago)
Closes on June 4th ... No warning ... No one
Sylvie Gallapont (20 months ago)
An interesting visit, reservation required at the tourist office ...
jean-marc piotpilot (2 years ago)
Quite interesting visit but the interior cannot be visited
lieutenant X (2 years ago)
This castle is a part of the history of the village but also of France. The visit is very informative and the guides are passionate. We discover a lot about the history of this place, the people who visited it and the importance it had. We also have the opportunity to visit part of the gardens which are magnificent. The only downside is that the visit is not very fun, which makes it long for children. Also remember to inquire about the days of visit at the tourist office.
Nate Wayne (3 years ago)
Great and interesting tour, amazing scenery, and fantastic service.
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