Remilly-les-Pothées Castle

Remilly-les-Pothées Castle, locally known as Château de Remilly-les-Pothées, lies in the village of the same name, in the Ardennes department in France.

Remilly-les-Pothées Castle was built around 1577 by the Rimbert or Rymbert family. It was built as a rectangular mansion flanked by two circular towers at opposite corners and two square towers at the other opposite corners. Only one circular tower remains at present.

The castle always stayed in the possession of the family that built it. During the French Revolution its owner; 'citizen' Robert de Rimbert, formerly a nobleman, was summoned to render the castle defenseless and had to alter its fortified appearance. Apparently Robert, an invalid pensioner, was liked by the local population because he had already been solicited to lead their local National Guard in 1789.

In 1925 the castle was rebuilt with larger windows and an extra floor.

At present Remilly-les-Pothées Castle is a private residence and thus can not be visited. It can however easily be seen from the public road. A nice rural castle.


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Remilly-les-Pothées Castle

Remilly-les-Pothées Castle, locally known as Château de Remilly-les-Pothées, lies in the village of the same name, in the Ardennes department in France.

Remilly-les-Pothées Castle was built around 1577 by the Rimbert or Rymbert family. It was built as a rectangular mansion flanked by two circular towers at opposite corners and two square towers at the other opposite corners. Only one circular tower remains at present.

The castle always stayed in the possession of the family that built it. During the French Revolution its owner; 'citizen' Robert de Rimbert, formerly a nobleman, was summoned to render the castle defenseless and had to alter its fortified appearance. Apparently Robert, an invalid pensioner, was liked by the local population because he had already been solicited to lead their local National Guard in 1789.

In 1925 the castle was rebuilt with larger windows and an extra floor.

At present Remilly-les-Pothées Castle is a private residence and thus can not be visited. It can however easily be seen from the public road. A nice rural castle.


Gallery

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