Château de Chazeron

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The Château de Chazeron

The Château de Chazeron is a castle situated in the commune of Loubeyrat in the French département of Puy-de-Dôme,[1] 3 km (1.9 mi) north-west of Châtel-Guyon.[2]

Originally a medieval castle, Chazeron was altered in the 17th century by the architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart. He built a staircase on the site of the keep and added an arcaded gallery. The moat was filled in, three of the external walls were demolished and two wings were added.[2]

During the Second World War, Léon Blum, Georges Mandel, Édouard Daladier, Paul Reynaud and Maurice Gamelin were imprisoned in the castle in 1942 before their appearance at the Riom Trial.[2]

Today, the castle is a cultural centre, exhibiting drawings and avant-garde furniture. The keep offers views over the Sardon valley and the Limagne plain.[2]

The castle has been listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1944.[1]

See also[edit]

List of castles in France

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ministry of Culture: Château de Chazeron (French)
  2. ^ a b c d Michelin: Green Guide: Auvergne, Rhône Valley (Michelin Tyre plc, 1995) p.95

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Coordinates: 45°55′22″N 3°2′11″E / 45.92278°N 3.03639°E / 45.92278; 3.03639