Chavagnac Castle

Chavagnac Castle, locally known as Château de Chavagnac, lies next to the village of the same name, in the Cantal department in France.

Chavagnac Castle was first mentioned in the 13th century as a property of the Lords of Dienne, who were vassals of the bishop of Clermont. During the Hundred Years' War, in 1357, the castle was attacked and looted by English troops, although it was considered a strong castle at that time. It was razed in 1360.

After the Hundred Years' War ended and peace had returned to the area it was rebuilt during the 15th century. It was first restored in 1646 and again during the 19th century. Originally the round towers had crenellations but these were removed, probably during one of the restorations.

At present it is owned by the Brives family, who also had owned Anterroches Castle during the 19th century, and used as a private residence. As thus, it can not be visited. 


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Chavagnac Castle

Chavagnac Castle, locally known as Château de Chavagnac, lies next to the village of the same name, in the Cantal department in France.

Chavagnac Castle was first mentioned in the 13th century as a property of the Lords of Dienne, who were vassals of the bishop of Clermont. During the Hundred Years' War, in 1357, the castle was attacked and looted by English troops, although it was considered a strong castle at that time. It was razed in 1360.

After the Hundred Years' War ended and peace had returned to the area it was rebuilt during the 15th century. It was first restored in 1646 and again during the 19th century. Originally the round towers had crenellations but these were removed, probably during one of the restorations.

At present it is owned by the Brives family, who also had owned Anterroches Castle during the 19th century, and used as a private residence. As thus, it can not be visited. 


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