71451
updated: 06/28/2017
Castle of Montreuil Bonn - thirteenth centuries
86470 Montreuil-Bonnin
France
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ALCA Nouvelle-Aquitaine - Bordeaux

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71451
Castle of Montreuil Bonn - thirteenth centuries
86470 Montreuil-Bonnin
France
Contact the commission

ALCA Nouvelle-Aquitaine - Bordeaux

| +33 (0)5 47 50 10 06

Credits: Propriétaire
Caption: logis renaissance
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Caption: vue sur les remparts des fossés
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Caption: poterne d‘entrée
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Caption: jardins
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Caption: donjon (intérieur ruiné)
Location type
Categories
Castle
Keep
City walls
Drawbridge
Tower (building)
Environment
Park or garden,
Village
General presentation
Location Condition Type
Well maintained,
In ruins,
Overgrown
Location History
iconic heritage of medieval military architecture of XIII, the castle of Montreuil Bonnin is a high place in the history of Poitou. Since the fairy Melusine, to whom legend attributes the construction of many illustrious personalities succeeded each other: the great William, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard the Lionheart, Blanche of Castile, Alfonso de Poitiers Guesclin, Francis La Noue .... Advanced position to protect the city of Poitiers, the castle housed a 4 mints of the Middle Ages. During the 100 years war, the castle in the heart of the conflict, burned, he changed hands several times and become a Protestant stronghold before returning Catholics. During the revolution, the castle serves as a stone quarry .In 1840, it will be ranked. The family of the present owner acquired it in 1862
Construction period
XIIIth Century,
XIVth Century,
XVth Century,
XVIIth Century
Dominant style
Gothic - Middle Ages