Location: Étalans, in the Doubs departement of France (Franche-Comté Region).
Built: 13th century.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: --
ISMH Reference Number: PA00101641.
Notes: Château d'Étalans said the Archbishop, is a fortress built in the late thirteenth century by the Archbishops of Besançon, Étalans, in Doubs, now in ruins.The castle was built between 1260 and 1298, at the initiative of William II of the Tower, Archbishop of Besançon from 1245 to 1268, on the latter Étalans land did not give the Sire Jean de Durnes at the sale of 1253. in 1639, in the midst of the War of ten years, the castle was burned down by Swedish troops. Since 1983, its ruins are listed as historical monuments.Lack of documents on the castle, we know little about his appearance at the time, if not, by the study of the ruins, now buried and grassed, that the castle was a rectangular enclosure 120 meters by 110, with a parapet and trenches.
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