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May 17, 2008
Dampierre-sur-boutonne 170138 17470
Charente-Maritime Poitou-Charentes
46.067 -0.413 50 m

Castle of Dampierre XVe XVIe XVIIe centuries. Classified Historic building in 1924 and private property.

March 30, 2007

A primitive castle then a feudal castle located in place of the current church of Dampierre preceded this castle.

This castle of Renaissance style, completed about 1475, was built at the bank of la Boutonne, on the initiative of François de Clermont, after his return of the wars of Italy.
In the winter 1539, It accepted the visit of François Ier born in Cognac, after a hunting in the forest close to Chizé.
Taken by Condév at the time of the wars of religion on May 4, 1587, it was plundered and dismantled.
During the French revolution, in 1793, the castle again is plundered, vandalisé and sold like national good.
the castle was acquired in 1851 by an private owner who from generation to generation, restores it and maintains it.
In 1944, it again was ransacked and damaged by the troops of occupation.
Reataured, it is visiting by the public.

Dampierre-sur-Boutonne is a french commune, located in the department of the Charente-Maritime of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 297 Dampierrois, distributed on 14 km², that is to say 21 hab./km².

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