Château du Fief-Milon
Location: Le Boupère, in the Loire-Atlantique departement of France (Pays de la Loire Region).
Built: 14th century.
Ownership / Access: --.
Notes: The castle of Fief-Milon is a castle located in the commune of Le Boupère, in the canton of Chantonnay in Vendée.Constructed for a part in the fourteenth century, the castle was part of the defense system of Pouzauges. Its elevated position gave it the role of a watchtower and offered an exceptional panorama over the Gâtine mountains, which dominate the Haut Bocage Vendéen, Saint-Michel-Mont-Mercure and Le Boupère. This high position is explained by its primary function: to defend Pouzauges against the English during the Hundred Years War. The framework of the common, with carved punches and curved struts, is dated between 1585 and 1610. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the medieval castle (a central body flanked by two large circular towers) underwent changes, in the manner of Viollet-le-Duc: the two towers were given a "fortified" appearance by crowning them with a False machicolations with brick lacing. In 1861 new buildings were erected linking the castle to all the communes. In 2005, the castle was inscribed in its entirety in the Supplementary Inventory of Historic Monuments, while the communes and enclosure were registered in 19891. The castle was acquired by the family of Monti de Rezé who still owns it today.
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