Château de La Motte-Tilly is a castle in the La Motte-Tilly, 7 kilometres (4 mi) south-west of Nogent-sur-Seine, Champagne-Ardenne, France. It is on the left bank of the Seine and has been open to the public since 1978. The château is managed by the Centre des monuments nationaux.To plan Nogent-sur-Seine vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
The old castle, was first recorded in 1369. It was surrounded by a moat (which is still visible) and belonged to the lords of Trainel, then to the Raguier family, followed by the Elbeyne and Bournonville families. Finally in 1710 Louis XIV gave it to Marshal Duke Adrien Maurice de Noailles. The old castle was demolished and a new manor house was built in 1754 according to a design by the architect François-Nicolas Lancret. The new structure was intended to be a hunting lodge.
Notwithstanding that La Motte-Tilly was (and is) still described as a "château", the current building is in fact a house in the French baroque style, and is not fortified. In this it is similar to many other French country houses (for example the Château de Cheverny), and indeed houses elsewhere in Europe (such as Castle Howard in England, which is an unfortified stately home), where the nomenclature has expanded beyond the strictly accurate.
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What a beautiful garden ! Possibility to buy vegetables : very good idea ! The castle is very interesting too. We shall return with friends.
What a beautiful garden ! Possibility to buy vegetables : very good idea ! The castle is very interesting too. We shall return with friends. more »
We visited the gardes of this chateau in April. we encountered a very nice , well kept and arranged park The park is very natural, i.e. tthere are no specific flower arrangements in the park , you...
We visited the gardes of this chateau in April. we encountered a very nice , well kept and arranged park The park is very natural, i.e. tthere are no specific flower arrangements in the park , you... more »
Beautiful gardens. Inside the castle all the rooms were exactly as they were when the owners live in it. So much fascinating history.
In a 6ha territory, the castle built during Louis XV was renewed in the end of XIX century where the last owner died and gave it to public government assuming it would stay as it is when she lived there. The guided visit lasts around 30', consists of watching main lounges and rooms (at the 1st floor). It was rather interesting. No sanitary pass requested as groups are small. Visits every 30'. Park can be visited for free Price 8e/person for inside guided visit Only one drawback : due to many stairs, facility not for disable people
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