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Château de Fontenoy-le-Château

Château de Fontenoy-le-Château
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Castle Facts:

Location: Fontenoy-le-Château, in the Vosges departement of France (Lorraine Region).
Built: 980.
Condition: Ruins.
Ownership / Access: --
Notes: Château de Fontenoy-le-Château kept his defensive role in the Vosges department in the late tenth century until its partial destruction in 1635 during the Thirty Years War. The castle is located in the town of Fontenoy-le-Château in the township of Bains-les-Bains and the borough Epinal. The castle was dismantled in the seventeenth century. The dwelling is inhabited sporadically until the French Revolution. But in 1750, the beginning of the intensive reconstruction of the village of Fontenoy, the walls are stripped and dressed stones used to rebuild hotels. In 1784 Marc Antoine Voyer described the castle: "(Fortress) still has its walls and doors was ruined few laps outworks ... and we still see the chimneys of the castle. I love who loves me, lively Crouy" The dungeon will be included in the sale of national assets, "for his materials," states the bill of sale. The size of stone facing almost disappear completely destabilized the wall sections will be ruined. The terraces will be sold, leveled and turned into vegetable gardens. "This ruin, with half-open sides has been put up for sale, there are a few years, the price of 80 francs to be demolished! " The nineteenth century ended the uprooting of stones used to build the town hall. Finally, some walls, threatening dangerously, even treaties with explosives. In 1838, Edouard de Bazelaire gives this description: ... I live halfway up, an old square tower spreading its ruined walls and scattered debris. At his feet are emerging small gardens fleeing into serpents ... In the 1930s, Mr. Louis Olivier already deplored the inevitable disappearance of the tower and ruins "that nobody came to talk less." This issue has received the support of the "Centre for National Monuments (CMN)" of the "Heritage Foundation" and the "Foundation Old French houses (VMF)" and the "Foundation for Historical Monuments".

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