Château de Coulonges-sur-l'Autize
Location: Coulonges-sur-l'Autize, in the Somme departement of France (Picardie Region).
Ownership / Access: Geoffroy and Louis of Madaillan d'Estissac.
Notes: The castle of Coulonges-sur-l'Autize is a castle of Renaissance style, built between 1542 and 1544, which stands on the commune of Coulonges-sur-l'Autize in the department of Deux-Sèvres. It currently houses the services of the town hall. The building of Renaissance architecture was built on the remains of a feudal castle.In the village of medieval origin, near the church, there was a castle built in the eleventh century at the place of the Bridge to the Sound. In 1473, after the death of his brother Charles of Guyenne, Louis XI authorized the family of Madaillan d'Estissac to rebuild the castles of Coulonges-les-Royaux and Bois-Pouvreau, previously razed by order of this same king, about Of the limits of the appanage of Charles of Guyenne. The treaty was signed at Coulonges-les-Réaux, at present Coulonges-sur-l'Autize, on September 18, 1469, during a reconciliation between Louis XI and Charles de Guyenne. In fact, in order for Charles to move away from the Ile-de-France as well as Burgundy, the king chooses for him Guyenne reconquered for only fifteen years, a country where there are always quarrels between clans Or parties. This is exactly the king's goal, a geopolitical choice. Following the death of Duke Charles in 1472, for lack of heir, the king obtains several great captains and advisers of the deceased and the attachment of Guyenne to the crown, without fighting.
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