Relive the history of France in these places which have seen the Gauls and Romans, kings and queens, saints and revolutionaries, soldiers of the 1st World War and famous artists! Rebuilt in the 12th century by Louis VI the Fat, the castle succeeded a Merovingian, then Carolingian palace. A major event marks its history, as 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 987. At the entrance, you will see a Romanesque tower, the probable remnant of a rectangular keep. The main building of the castle is backed by the Gallo-Roman wall of the 3rd century. The ground floor housed the outbuildings while the first floor was reserved for the king and his entourage. Revamped several times under the reigns of Louis IX, Charles V and François I, the castle saw the passage of many kings before being sold as national property in 1793. Part of the buildings was then demolished and in 1956 the city bought the ruins. and landscape the park.