Château de Gréolières

Gréolières, France

Château de Gréolières was mentioned first time in 1047 when it belonged to the Viscounts of Nice. Counts of Provence decided at the end of the 12th  century to enforce eastern part of Provence against the influence of the Republic of Genoa and local nobility. To control the area of Gréolières, the Count of Provence built the new castle around 1220.

In 1235 Count of Provence gave the castle to Romée de Villeneuve. The castle remained in the hands of his descendants, the lords of Villeneuve-Vence, until the French Revolution. The castle and the village were plundered in 1385 during the clashes between Charles de Duras and Louis II of Anjou.

During the Wars of Religion, in 1574, the castle was attacked by Huguenots and again in 1590 by Duke of Savoy. The castle was restored in the early 17th century, but bombed again during the War of Austrian Succession in 1747 by the Austro-Sardinian troops.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Duplex cosy, très propre et pratique, bien agencé, propriétaires très sympa.
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