Fontaine-Lavaganne Castle

Fontaine-Lavaganne Castle, locally known as Château de Fontaine-Lavaganne, lies in the village of the same name, in the Oise department in France.

I could find almost nothing about the history of Fontaine-Lavaganne Castle. The castle is said to date back to the 14th century but architectural details suggests it was built in the 15th century. During the French Wars of Religion in the 16th century, the castle was badly damaged. During the 17th century the castle was rebuilt.

At present Fontaine-Lavaganne Castle consists of two wings with a rectangular tower at one end and a circular tower at the junction of the 2 wings. When I visited I spoke with the son of the present owner. He told me that the castle used to be a square enclosure with towers at all 4 corners. At some point, probably during the building phase in the 17th century, two wings and two towers were demolished to provide a better view and a more friendly residence for its owners.

If you know more about its history, please mail me.

At present Fontaine-Lavaganne Castle is a private residence and can not be visited. A very nice castle, it must be very nice to live there.


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Fontaine-Lavaganne Castle

Fontaine-Lavaganne Castle, locally known as Château de Fontaine-Lavaganne, lies in the village of the same name, in the Oise department in France.

I could find almost nothing about the history of Fontaine-Lavaganne Castle. The castle is said to date back to the 14th century but architectural details suggests it was built in the 15th century. During the French Wars of Religion in the 16th century, the castle was badly damaged. During the 17th century the castle was rebuilt.

At present Fontaine-Lavaganne Castle consists of two wings with a rectangular tower at one end and a circular tower at the junction of the 2 wings. When I visited I spoke with the son of the present owner. He told me that the castle used to be a square enclosure with towers at all 4 corners. At some point, probably during the building phase in the 17th century, two wings and two towers were demolished to provide a better view and a more friendly residence for its owners.

If you know more about its history, please mail me.

At present Fontaine-Lavaganne Castle is a private residence and can not be visited. A very nice castle, it must be very nice to live there.


Gallery

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://castles.nl/lavaganne-castle#sigFreeIdff102a939a