Ottange Castle

Ottange Castle, locally known as Château d'Ottange, lies in the wood above the village of Ottange in the Moselle department in France, just a short distance from the border with Luxembourg.

Ottange Castle was first mentioned in the 13th century when it was first owned by the Dukes of Lorraine and in 1278 went to the Duke of Bar.

In 1671 it was partly destroyed by Marshal François de Créquy. In 1734 its then owner Jean-Antoine d’Eltz, completely demolished the medieval castle and had a magnificent chateau built. In 1792 this building was destroyed by fire and in 1810 what was left was demolished by Count Philippe-Antoine d’Hunolstein. In 1894 the ruin was restored.

What remains at present is a round medieval corner tower overgrown by ivy and the ruin of a connecting 18th century building, which is said to be the chapel.

The outside of the castle can be viewed from a forest road. The terrace side is in use by cattle. The chapel can not be entered. It's a nice ruin, too bad that the medieval tower was so much overgrown.


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Ottange Castle

Ottange Castle, locally known as Château d'Ottange, lies in the wood above the village of Ottange in the Moselle department in France, just a short distance from the border with Luxembourg.

Ottange Castle was first mentioned in the 13th century when it was first owned by the Dukes of Lorraine and in 1278 went to the Duke of Bar.

In 1671 it was partly destroyed by Marshal François de Créquy. In 1734 its then owner Jean-Antoine d’Eltz, completely demolished the medieval castle and had a magnificent chateau built. In 1792 this building was destroyed by fire and in 1810 what was left was demolished by Count Philippe-Antoine d’Hunolstein. In 1894 the ruin was restored.

What remains at present is a round medieval corner tower overgrown by ivy and the ruin of a connecting 18th century building, which is said to be the chapel.

The outside of the castle can be viewed from a forest road. The terrace side is in use by cattle. The chapel can not be entered. It's a nice ruin, too bad that the medieval tower was so much overgrown.


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