Château de Maulnes
Location: Cruzy-le-Châtel, in the Saône-et-Loire departement of France (Bourgogne Region).
Ownership / Access: Currently owned by the General council of Yonne. It is open to visitors.
Notes: Maulnes Castle, located in Cruzy-le-Châtel in the Yonne is a Renaissance castle built in the sixteenth century. This castle knows no equivalent in France, if not the world. It has several features that make it unique. So constructed in one go between 1566 and 1573 on a pentagonal plan, it has been very little busy. It is built around a central staircase and a well fed by three sources. Unoccupied in the twentieth century in an advanced state of degradation, it is accepted by the General Council of the Yonne in 1997. Since then he has been historical and archaeological studies and restoration work that must extend over many years. It is open to the public since 2005.This castle is the subject of a classification as historical monuments since July 11 1942.
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