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Château du Meux

Château du Meux
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Castle Facts:

Location: Le Meux, in the Oise departement of France (Picardie Region).
Built: 1637.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: Privately owned.
ISMH Reference Number: PA00114747
Notes: Château du Meux is a castle of the town of Meux, in the department of Oise, France. The castle is the subject of a registration as a historic monument since May 17, 1977.The castle as seen today is not the first castle Meux. A feudal castle seems to have been built in the twelfth century in the village, on the hills of La Bruyère. Some say it was destroyed in the fifteenth century by order of Charles VII because it was previously conquered by the English and Bouguignons. Jean de Rouville, Lord of Meux, launched the construction of the new castle to be completed in 1637 by his son. Possible architects, mention Mansart (1598-1666) and Sébastien Bruand (? -1670). Different owners were: Louis Marie de Rouville (from 1708), Count de la Mothe-Haudancourt (1720), Jacques-François de Maleissye (1738), CF Laurès (1747), Mr. Viat (1791), Sophie Viat (1804), daughters Sophie Viat (1830), Jeanne Valérie Poulain de la Bigne (1875), Countess of Evry (1908), Hector Sirot (1942), the current owner (1976).

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