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May 22, 2008
Verteuil-sur-Charente 160400 16510
Charente Poitou-Charentes
45.982 0.230 90 m

Castle of Verteuil, or Castle of La Rochefoucauld Xe XVe centuries, stronghold as of Rochefoucauld.

On bank of Charente, the water mill formerly property of the castle of Verteuil, which was used with grinding of cereals and pumping of water for the needs for the castle. XVIIe century.

Delivered to the English by the treaty of Brétigny in 1360, this Castle, after the One hundred Year old war, was dismantled by Charles VII, then rebuilt in 1459 according to a new architecture.

This castle accepted the emperor Charles Quint, where he was the host of Anne de Polignac, widow of the count François II. In 1616, the king Louis XIII stopped and placed with the castle of Verteuil, with the queens Anne of Austria, his wife and Marie de Médicis, his mother.

Verteuil-sur-Charente is a french commune, located in the department of Charente of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 718 Verteuillais, distributed on 14 km², that is to say 51 hab./km².

The village is crossed by Charente river.

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