Château du Champ de Bataille

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The Château du Champ-de-Bataille, is a castle located in the Eure department of the French region of Upper Normandy. A baroque castle, Château du Champ-de-Bataille lies between the communes of Neubourg and Sainte-Opportune-du-Bosc, and in the Campagne du Neubourg, between the river Risle to the west and the river Iton to the east. It was built in the 17th century for the Maréchal de Créqui.


In 1650 Alexandre de Créquy-Bernieulle (1628–1703) was arrested and exiled to the province by Cardinal Mazarin. He built the Château du Champ-de-Bataille between 1653 and 1665. After the Arrest the Château was the home of the Family "de Merendonque". In the French revolution the Château was stormed and the furniture was sold trougout France. [1][2][3]

The Gardens[edit]

The French formal garden was created beginning in 1992 by a new owner, interior designer Jacques Garcia. It was inspired by sketches of the original garden, long vanished, which showed the placement of the great terrace, the broderies and bosquets, and the proportions of the squares of Apollo and Diana. These features were scrupulously reproduced, while the new features of the garden took their "measure and tone" from the model of the original.[4] The garden is listed by the French Ministry of Culture as one of the Notable Gardens of France.

Entrance of the castle


  1. ^ Malettke, Klaus (1976). Opposition und Konspiration unter Ludwig XIV. Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht. p. 1998. ISBN 978-3-525-35359-2. (german)
  2. ^ Philippe Aubry, ed. (2008). Châteaux de Normandie. Maisons Normandes Hors-Série. 2. VIP International. pp. 60–75. (french)
  3. ^ Ravaisson, Frantios (2008). Archives de la Bastille (in French). BiblioBazaar. pp. 411+428. ISBN 978-0-559-86512-1.
  4. ^ See the description of the garden on the site of the Committee of Parks and Gardens of the Ministry of Culture of France

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Coordinates: 49°10′6″N 0°51′33″E / 49.16833°N 0.85917°E / 49.16833; 0.85917