Brie-Comte-Robert castle - Brie-Comte-Robert


Around 1170, the Count Robert de Dreux - Louis VII's brother - built his castle on this land of Brie. Joan of Evreux, by marrying Charles IV in 1326 integrated Brie in the Kingdom of France.

Located in the heart of the old city, the feodal castle is in fact a military stronghold built on piles for the protection of Brie, the corn loft of Paris. The plan is square and has 7 towers surrounded by water moats.

In the XVth century, Louis XII made of it a royal residence when he became King of France.

The edifice fell into decay before being restored under Henry IV's reign. During the Fronde, it was partially rebuilt and refurbished in the XVIIIth century and then sold as a national property. The city of Brie sold it again to a rich family who brought down the Saint-Jean's tower to build a modern building. The city bought the property again to finish the construction in 1923 and classify it under the label Historical Monument in 1925.

Today, some volunteers are searching the area and restoring the buildings. The castle also houses the permanent exhibitions of "History and Archaeology".

Since 2003 the castle has been restored and even the Saint-Jean's tower has been rebuilt after archaeologic studies. The archhitect is Jean Claude Semon.

Opening

monday - sunday


Address : Place Moutier Brie-Comte-Robert France

Web : http://www.amis.chateaubcr.free.fr

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