Léhon Castle

Léhon Castle, locally known as Château de Léhon, lies next to the village of the same name, in the Côtes-d'Armor department in France.

Léhon Castle, built on a rocky spur defending the entrance of the valley of the river Rance, was first mentioned in 1034. That castle was besieged in 1168 and razed in 1169 according to the terms of the peace treaty concluded between King Louis VII of France and King Henry II of England.

The present remains are from the castle built by Peter I, Duke of Brittany, during the 13th century. In 1359, the nearby town of Dinan and Léhon Castle were besieged by the English, commanded by the Duke of Lancaster. In 1365 the Breton War of Succession ended and the castle was returned to the Duke of Brittany; John IV.

Already in 1490 Léhon Castle is described as being ruinous.

In 1664 the castle ruin was given to Charles Bruslard, commendatory prior of the monastery of Léhon, by King Louis XIII of France. Subsequently the ruin was used as a quarry for cheap building materials.

At present the ruin of Léhon Castle can freely be visited during daytime. Inside there is not very much to see but it is still a nice castle ruin.


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Léhon Castle

Léhon Castle, locally known as Château de Léhon, lies next to the village of the same name, in the Côtes-d'Armor department in France.

Léhon Castle, built on a rocky spur defending the entrance of the valley of the river Rance, was first mentioned in 1034. That castle was besieged in 1168 and razed in 1169 according to the terms of the peace treaty concluded between King Louis VII of France and King Henry II of England.

The present remains are from the castle built by Peter I, Duke of Brittany, during the 13th century. In 1359, the nearby town of Dinan and Léhon Castle were besieged by the English, commanded by the Duke of Lancaster. In 1365 the Breton War of Succession ended and the castle was returned to the Duke of Brittany; John IV.

Already in 1490 Léhon Castle is described as being ruinous.

In 1664 the castle ruin was given to Charles Bruslard, commendatory prior of the monastery of Léhon, by King Louis XIII of France. Subsequently the ruin was used as a quarry for cheap building materials.

At present the ruin of Léhon Castle can freely be visited during daytime. Inside there is not very much to see but it is still a nice castle ruin.


Gallery

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http://www.castles.nl/lehon-castle#sigFreeId4af1d94130