New Louppy-sur-Loison Castle
New Louppy-sur-Loison Castle, locally known as Château Renaissance de Louppy-sur-Loison, lies in the village of the same name, in the Meuse department in France.
New Louppy-sur-Loison Castle was preceded by a feudal castle which was situated just some 100 meters away. The new castle was built between 1620 and 1632 by Simon II de Pouilly, Marshal of Bar and military governor of Stenay, attached to the Duchy of Lorraine. The Pouilly family had acquired the fief of Louppy-sur-Loison in the 16th century.
The New Louppy-sur-Loison Castle was visited by the Duke of Lorraine and in 1657 Louis XIV of France stayed here during the siege of Montmédy.
During World War I the castle was victim of an organized looting by German forces. During World War II it was again occupied by German forces and used as a prison camp.
The castle has a square groundplan flanked by square corner towers. One side of the inner courtyard was left open. The buildings around the outer courtyard were used for farming.
At present New Louppy-sur-Loison Castle can be visited for a fee during the summer months. I came by in spring so it was closed. An imposing château. The Old Louppy-sur-Loison Castle is only some 100 meters away.