Château de Crécy
Location: Crécy-Couvé, in the Eure-et-Loir departement of France (Centre Region).
Built: 18th century.
Ownership / Access: --.
Notes: The castle of Crécy is a destroyed castle, which was located in the commune of Crécy-Couvé. It was embellished by Madame de Pompadour and Louis XV, and was one of their favorite castles. With the castle of Bellevue in Meudon, it forms the archetype of the French chateau of the middle of the eighteenth century.It was probably at the beginning of the thirteenth century that a first castle was built at Couvé, partly composed of a main building overlooking the valley of the Blaise, flanked by a thick keep. The foundations of these two buildings are maintained by a wall still partly visible to the left of the path descending towards the valley, and passing by the choir of the present church, at the site of which was erected at that time the chapel of castle. In the second half of the fifteenth century is mentioned a mill. Adjoining this enclosure, the village of Couvé consisted of only a few modest cottages.
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