Logis de Chalonne
Location: Fléac, in the Charente departement of France (Poitou-Charentes Region).
Built: 12th century.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: Private property.
Notes: Logis de Chalonne was built in the municipality of Fléac, downstream of Angouleme, on top of the concave right bank overlooking the Charente coast called Sainte-Barbe.The original castle of which there remains only the keep may date from the twelfth century. The revisions have since been numerous. In 1254 Seguin Cerdaing (or Sardain) paid tribute to the stronghold of Chalonne Hugh XII of Lusignan. Then in 1454 Chalonne belongs to Marguerite Chesnel, wife of Louis de Morlay, and in 1639 to Philippe Arnaud lawyer and mayor of Angoulême. The home of Chalonne was given to the city of Fléac in 1997.The home of Chalonne was also called the Little Chalonne, Grand Chalonne is located a few kilometers away, on Gond-Pontouvre town in the locality Chalonne overlooking the Charente too, but upstream of Angouleme. Both were the stronghold of the lords of Chalonne between 1272 and 1530.
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