Castle of Saint-Jean-d’Angle and its prize (Prix Europa Nostra) for the quality of its restoration

The castle of Saint-Jean-d’Angle (Château de Saint-Jean-d’Angle) in Saint-Jean-d’Angle in Charente-Maritime is built on the model known as the shell keep. It is listed as a historical monument and received the Grand Prix des Vieilles Maisons Françaises and the Prix Europa Nostra for the quality of its restoration. It takes its name from the town of Saint-Jean-d’Angle where it is located.

The stronghold of Saint-Jean-d’Angle is mentioned in the first years of the twentieth century, with Foucher de Saint-Jean-d’Angle. In 1406, the fortress was brought as a dowry by Yolande de Bouchard to her husband Charles de Saint Gelais whose family will take the name of Lusignans.

The domain then passed to the Herbout, Lestrange, Latreuille, Fougère, Lacour families who will sell it to Alain Rousselot; the latter undertook a serious restoration of the buildings.

Located 20 minutes by car from Rochefort.

GPS coordinates: 45° 49′ 14″ N, 0° 57′ 03″ E

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