Château de la Guerche

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Château de la Guerche along the Creuse River

Château de la Guerche is a castle in La Guerche, in Indre-et-Loire, a département in France.

It was built during the reign of Charles VII of France, for his mistress Antoinette de Maignelais and her husband André de Villequier.[1]

The castle was besieged in 1592, during the French Wars of Religion. Restored in the seventeenth century and renovated subsequently, it is now open to visitors.

It has been listed since 1944 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.[2]

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  1. ^ Nicolas Le Roux, La faveur du roi: mignons et courtisans au temps des derniers Valois, Champ Vallon 2001, p.109
  2. ^ Mérimée database (French Ministry of Culture): Château de la Guerche

Coordinates: 46°53′2″N 0°43′48″E / 46.88389°N 0.73000°E / 46.88389; 0.73000

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