Visit of a châtellenie of the XVIIth century

Visit freely this castle which was the cradle of a bright intellectual activity in the Age of the Enlightenment.

© Pays d'Art et d'Histoire Grand Châtellerault

About the venue

26-28 rue Pierre-d'Argenson, 86220 Les Ormes
  • Château, hôtel urbain, palais, manoir
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  • Monument historique
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  • Espace naturel, parc, jardin
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  • Maison des illustres
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  • Jardin remarquable

This old(former) châtellenie of Poitou owes the fame to the Voyer d' Argenson, owners the from 1729 till XXth century. They make begin(undertake) important works both on the castle and on the park and the domain. This remarkable set(group) served as melting pot in architectural and agricultural experiences(experiments) and was the seat(siege) of a bright intellectual activity in the Age of the Enlightenment.