Château Barrière - Périgueux, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 45° 10.883 E 000° 42.733
31T E 320257 N 5005646
Quick Description: |EN] Barrière Castle is a French castle built between the 12th and the 16th century. [FR] Le château Barrière est un château français construit entre le XIIe siècle et le XVIe siècle.
Location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Date Posted: 12/2/2018 10:53:07 AM
Waymark Code: WMZMM1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George
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Long Description:

"The Barrière castle is located in central Perigord, Périgueux, rue de Turenne, less than two hundred meters from the amphitheater and the church of Saint-Etienne-de-la-Cité.

Built on the foundations of the city walls, high fortifications with materials recovered from the Roman ruins of ancient Vesuna, there is evidence of its existence from 1245.

It bears the name of the family that possessed it in the Middle Ages. Today ruined, it still retains its 12th century Romanesque dungeon and the 'remainder of a rectangular dwelling with its fifteenth century polygonal stair tower.

Fired by the Huguenots in 1575, it was not rebuilt and suffered its last affront with the last century the passage of the railway line at his feet. "

Sources : The Castel

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"Le château Barrière se situe en Périgord central, à Périgueux, rue de Turenne, à moins de deux cents mètres de l'amphithéâtre et de l'église Saint-Étienne-de-la-Cité.

Construit sur les fondations des murailles de la ville, fortifications élevées avec les matériaux récupérés sur les ruines romaines de l’ancienne Vésuna, on trouve des preuves de son existence dés 1245.

Il porte le nom de la famille qui le possédait au moyen âge. Aujourd’hui ruiné, il conserve toutefois son donjon roman du XIIe siècle et le’ reste d’un logement rectangulaire avec sa tour d’escalier polygonale du XVe siècle.

Incendié par les huguenots en 1575, il ne fut pas reconstruit et subit son dernier affront avec au siècle dernier le passage de la ligne de chemin de fer à ses pieds. "

Sources : Le Château

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Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Up to 1 hour

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