Castles and fortresses of Spain and France with Mathew Kristes

The Tréméac castle – property of the Le Pourceau family from Rolivaud

The Tréméac castle (Fr. Château de Tréméac). The old manor of Tréméac, property of the Le Pourceau family from Rolivaud.

Residence of a former mayor (from 1817 to 1826) of the municipality of Escoublac: Louis Jean Marie Le Pourceau de Tréméac (1753-1826), former infantry captain, Knight of the Royal and Military Order of Saint Louis.

He is …

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Château de la Roche Courbon and its gardens

Château de la Roche Courbon is a large château, developed from an earlier castle, in the Charente-Maritime département of France. Located about 20 minutes by car from Rochefort.

History

Under the current castle, there are caves whose prehistoric furnishings show that they were inhabited during the Mousterian (- 120,000 years), Aurignacian (- 40,000 years) and Magdalenian …

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Fouras fort presents the finest example of a keep of a seigneurial stronghold of the French Atlantic coastal fortifications

The Fort de Fouras or Semaphore de Fouras is the medieval fortified castle in Fouras, a small town located in Aunis in the Charente-Maritime department.

It is also improperly referred to in tourist brochures as Fort Vauban, although most of its construction predates Vauban’s intervention.

History

The mouth of the Charente represents a strategic site and …

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Nieul-lès-Saintes castle listed in the Supplementary Inventory of Historical Monuments on July 8, 1988

Nieul-lès-Saintes castle (fr. The Château de Nieul) is located in Nieul-lès-Saintes, in Charente-Maritime. Jeanne de Parthenay inherited the land from Nieul in 1370, and it was her husband, Jean Chaudrier (or Jehan Chaudrier), an ancestor of Ronsard, who built this fortified castle. The castle was sold as national property in 1793, and was shared between …

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