Beaucamps-le-Jeune Castle

Beaucamps-le-Jeune castle, locally known as Château de Beaucamps-le-Jeune, lies in the village of the same name, in the Somme department in France.

Beaucamps-le-Jeune Castle was first mentioned during the 14th century. In 1481 it came into the hands of Guillaume de Pisseleu, Lord of Heilly. His daughter was Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly, who would become the chief mistress of Francis I of France. Around 1550 the Pisseleu family had started to rebuild the castle.

In 1553, after Anne de Pisseleu had fallen into disgrace, the castle was confiscated by Henry II of France. It was then sold to Charles de Runes who carried on the rebuilding campaign. His descendants owned it until 1778, when it was sold by Pauline Gabrielle de Baschi du Cayla, Countess of Turenne d'Aynac, to Louis Sanson, Lord of Frières, and his son; Jean-Louis Sanson, Lord of Zoteux. Their descendants owned it until the 1920's.

In 1935 the castle was owned by a religious institution; the Congregation of the Mission. In the 1960's it fell to the bishopric of Amiens who set up a summer camp there. Later it was sold several times but the castle slowly deteriorated. In 2005 it was bought by the present owners who are slowly restoring it.

At present Beaucamps-le-Jeune Castle is private property and can thus not be visited. A nice castle.


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Beaucamps-le-Jeune Castle

Beaucamps-le-Jeune castle, locally known as Château de Beaucamps-le-Jeune, lies in the village of the same name, in the Somme department in France.

Beaucamps-le-Jeune Castle was first mentioned during the 14th century. In 1481 it came into the hands of Guillaume de Pisseleu, Lord of Heilly. His daughter was Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly, who would become the chief mistress of Francis I of France. Around 1550 the Pisseleu family had started to rebuild the castle.

In 1553, after Anne de Pisseleu had fallen into disgrace, the castle was confiscated by Henry II of France. It was then sold to Charles de Runes who carried on the rebuilding campaign. His descendants owned it until 1778, when it was sold by Pauline Gabrielle de Baschi du Cayla, Countess of Turenne d'Aynac, to Louis Sanson, Lord of Frières, and his son; Jean-Louis Sanson, Lord of Zoteux. Their descendants owned it until the 1920's.

In 1935 the castle was owned by a religious institution; the Congregation of the Mission. In the 1960's it fell to the bishopric of Amiens who set up a summer camp there. Later it was sold several times but the castle slowly deteriorated. In 2005 it was bought by the present owners who are slowly restoring it.

At present Beaucamps-le-Jeune Castle is private property and can thus not be visited. A nice castle.


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