Wiège-Faty Castle

Wiège-Faty Castle, locally known as Château de Wiège-Faty, lies in the village of the same name in the Aisne department in the Picardy region in France.

Wiège-Faty Castle was probably built in the early 15th century. Around 1423, during the siege of Guise, it was besieged by Jean de Luxembourg. It was taken after 3 weeks and subsequently destroyed. Apparently it was rebuilt because it is said that later Joan of Arc was imprisoned here.

After the French Revolution Wiège-Faty Castle was owned by a Joseph Godard. During the 19th century the castle fell into serious disrepair and in 1909 a new castle, in Gothic Revival style, was built upon its foundations. This is the castle we see today. The only remnant of the medieval castle is the gate.

At present the castle stands empty and abandoned.

Wiège-Faty Castle is private property, entry is prohibited and thus it can not be visited. Sadly enough it can hardly be seen from the public road. A nice castle, a pity that it is abandoned. Etang Castle is nearby.


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Wiège-Faty Castle

Wiège-Faty Castle, locally known as Château de Wiège-Faty, lies in the village of the same name in the Aisne department in the Picardy region in France.

Wiège-Faty Castle was probably built in the early 15th century. Around 1423, during the siege of Guise, it was besieged by Jean de Luxembourg. It was taken after 3 weeks and subsequently destroyed. Apparently it was rebuilt because it is said that later Joan of Arc was imprisoned here.

After the French Revolution Wiège-Faty Castle was owned by a Joseph Godard. During the 19th century the castle fell into serious disrepair and in 1909 a new castle, in Gothic Revival style, was built upon its foundations. This is the castle we see today. The only remnant of the medieval castle is the gate.

At present the castle stands empty and abandoned.

Wiège-Faty Castle is private property, entry is prohibited and thus it can not be visited. Sadly enough it can hardly be seen from the public road. A nice castle, a pity that it is abandoned. Etang Castle is nearby.


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