Château de Mursay
Location: Échiré, in the Deux-Sèvres departement of France (Poitou-Charentes Region).
Built: 16th century.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: Privately owned.
ISMH Reference Number: PA00101227
Notes: Château de Mursay is located in Échiré, 10 km north of Niort (Deux-Sèvres), was the residence of Agrippa d'Aubigné, grandfather of Madame de Maintenon (born Françoise d'Aubigné). Louise Arthemise Aubigné, more commonly known as Madame de Villette, was born in 1584 and died January 24, 1663 at Castle Mursay. She is the daughter of the poet Agrippa d'Aubigné and Suzanne de Lusignan Lezay. She is best known for having raised his niece Françoise d'Aubigné, the future Madame de Maintenon. Located along the Sèvre, the castle was bought by the Niortais the urban community to prevent it from falling apart, having lost its roof in the last few years.
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