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Relive the history of France in these places which have seen Gallic and Roman, kings and queens, saints and revolutionaries, soldiers of the 1st World War and famous artists!

Rebuilt in the 987th century by Louis VI the Fat, the castle succeeds a Merovingian and then Carolingian palace. A major event marks its history, because it becomes the cradle of the Capetian dynasty. Following the accidental death of the last Carolingian, Louis V, Hugues Capet was elected king there in XNUMX.

At the entrance, you will see a Romanesque tower, probable vestige of a rectangular keep. The main building of the castle leans against the Gallo-Roman wall from the XNUMXrd century.
The ground floor housed the commons while the first floor was reserved for the king and his entourage.

Remodeled several times under the reigns of Louis IX, Charles V and François Ier, the castle saw many kings pass before being sold as national property in 1793. Part of the buildings was then demolished and in 1956 the city bought the ruins and landscaping the park.

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