Cons-la-Grandville Castle

Cons-la-Grandville Castle, locally known as Château de Cons-la-Grandville, lies in the village of the same name, in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in France.

The first castle on this site was built by Dudon de Cons in the 11th century on a rocky promontory next to the Chiers river. It was rebuilt in 1249 for Jacques de Cons. A slender round corner tower and the lower parts of the curtain walls date back to that castle.

From 1572 on the present Cons-la-Grandville Castle was built on the remains of its medieval predecessor. It was built by Martin de Custine, Lord of Cons-la-Grandville, with the use of the yellow Jaumont limestone. During the 30 Years' War, in the first half of the 17th century, the castle was damaged but restored afterwards. In later centuries the castle was transformed, embellished and restored multiple times.

At present the castle is private property of the Marquess de Lambertye whose family has owned the castle since 1640.

Cons-la-Grandville Castle can be visited for a fee but as I visited out of season it was closed. A pity, I am curious about its interior. A nice castle.


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Cons-la-Grandville Castle

Cons-la-Grandville Castle, locally known as Château de Cons-la-Grandville, lies in the village of the same name, in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in France.

The first castle on this site was built by Dudon de Cons in the 11th century on a rocky promontory next to the Chiers river. It was rebuilt in 1249 for Jacques de Cons. A slender round corner tower and the lower parts of the curtain walls date back to that castle.

From 1572 on the present Cons-la-Grandville Castle was built on the remains of its medieval predecessor. It was built by Martin de Custine, Lord of Cons-la-Grandville, with the use of the yellow Jaumont limestone. During the 30 Years' War, in the first half of the 17th century, the castle was damaged but restored afterwards. In later centuries the castle was transformed, embellished and restored multiple times.

At present the castle is private property of the Marquess de Lambertye whose family has owned the castle since 1640.

Cons-la-Grandville Castle can be visited for a fee but as I visited out of season it was closed. A pity, I am curious about its interior. A nice castle.


Gallery

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://www.castles.nl/cons-grandville-castle#sigFreeId9568d2c9b4