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Château dʹAinay-le-Vieil

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Added on 23 Apr 2020,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 23 Apr 2020

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Route nameTypeDist. to route

Coeur de France à vélo

Route

0,2 km

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Type of sights

Castle/palace

 

Name and address

Château dʹAinay-le-Vieil

FR-18200 Ainay-le-Vieil

Geodetic coordinates

46.667910 2.550170

Communication

Phone

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Château dʹAinay-le-Vieil
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Château dʹAinay-le-Vieil
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Château dʹAinay-le-Vieil
Château dʹAinay-le-Vieil
Château dʹAinay-le-Vieil

Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil is a 14th-century castle built on the grounds of an earlier 12th century castle in Ainay-le-Vieil Wikipedia Icon, Cher, France. Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil is situated at an elevation of 168 meters. After having bought the castle from Jacques Cœur, Charles de Bigny built a pre-Renaissance Louis XII style chateaux from 1500 to 1505. The castle has been listed as a Monument historique since 1968 by the French Ministry of Culture. The castle, now part of Jacques Cœur's tourist route, has been nicknamed "the little Carcassonne" (French: le petit Carcassonne) because of its circular shape. Today the castle is one of the best preserved fortresses of the 14th century.

Location

The castle is built on a site located on the frontier of the Frankish kingdom and that of Aquitaine (and later the lands of the French and English kingdoms) that has been fortified since the High Middle Ages and was once occupied by the Gallo-Romans. This location was thus strategically important, especially during the Hundred Years' War, and this can be attested to by its sizeable walls. Because of its importance to the French Kings, it was entrusted to houses close to the King, such as the Bourbons, Barres, Sully, and Culants.

Architecture

Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil comprises two distinct parts: one medieval, and one pre-Renaissance in the Louis XII style.

Information about copyright

Rights characteristic / license

by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

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Wikipedia contributors, 'Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 4 January 2020, 20:38 UTC, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ch%C3%A2teau_d%27Ainay-le-Vieil&oldid=934111103 [accessed 23 April 2020]

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Hours of opening:

From April 1st to August 30th daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
From August 31 to September 27 daily from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. except Tuesdays.

Nearby cycle routes and tours

Route nameTypeDist. to route

Coeur de France à vélo

Route

0,2 km

Added on 23 Apr 2020,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 23 Apr 2020