Corbin Castle

Corbin Castle, locally known as Château Corbin, lies in the town of Liverdun in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in France.

To be honest, this may look like a castle but it's not. Since the 12th century the town of Liverdun was fortified and enclosed by city walls. The castle was built between and with use of 2 towers of this medieval city wall in 1837. At the end of the 19th century it was bought by the Corbin family, local wealthy publishers. They gave their name to the castle. Later they sold it to a Mr. Gallilée, a rich merchant.

The town of Liverdun did have a real medieval castle. This was situated more uphill, next to the Porte Haute, a remaining medieval city gate. Of this real castle nothing remains.

At present Corbin Castle is owned by the municipality of Liverdun and used as a cultural center.


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Corbin Castle

Corbin Castle, locally known as Château Corbin, lies in the town of Liverdun in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in France.

To be honest, this may look like a castle but it's not. Since the 12th century the town of Liverdun was fortified and enclosed by city walls. The castle was built between and with use of 2 towers of this medieval city wall in 1837. At the end of the 19th century it was bought by the Corbin family, local wealthy publishers. They gave their name to the castle. Later they sold it to a Mr. Gallilée, a rich merchant.

The town of Liverdun did have a real medieval castle. This was situated more uphill, next to the Porte Haute, a remaining medieval city gate. Of this real castle nothing remains.

At present Corbin Castle is owned by the municipality of Liverdun and used as a cultural center.


Gallery

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://www.castles.nl/corbin-castle#sigFreeIdd15fb6be31