Chateau de Montbrun, Dournazac

The Château de Montbrun is a castle in the commune of Dournazac in the Haute-Vienne département of France. The castle was built in the 12th and 15th centuries, and was restored in the late 19th.The castle stands within a deep valley. Built in the 12th century, its function was to defend the borders of the Duchy of Aquitaine. Though rebuilt in the 15th century, it still has the moat, high walls and a square keep topped with machicolations.Montbrun is a fine example of a 15th-century castle. In plan rectangular, it is flanked in the corners with round towers and protected by water. Its narrow romanesque keep, 40m square, close up against one of the towers, gives it a strange appearance.HistoryThe castle was built in 1179 by Aymeric Bruni on his return from the Second Crusade. The Brun family,, remained owners until 1516. At the start of the Hundred Years' War, the castle was occupied by the English. It was retaken by the French in 1353. At the end of the century it was taken again by the English and partially destroyed. Between 1433 and 1438, square towers were replaced with round towers and the castle took on its present form.
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  • We stopped in front of this beautiful castle in the idyllic cade. being only two we didn't tour but according to our host worth the effort
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  • Magnificent Castle which reflected in a mirror of water. Perfectly restored and fitted out internally in a judicious manner. Nice tour with a guide to the English accent. If luck was smiling to the lottery could dream of acquiring it. In the meantime we recommend his visit.
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  • nearby the Castle since several years we've decided a visit it real English castel it will leave you surprised by your discovery!
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  • There is no other fortress restored and fully furnished in medieval style up to a minimum detail ... it is marvelous !!! Unique just a long had ordered to build it in the 1179
  • Beautiful place
  • Amazing castle (which is at the moment for sale) which you can tour. Just go to the tavern next to it to buy tickets for the tour. A charming Scottish man will take you around and through the castle with loads of good stories. Really a nice place to go if you can spare an hour or two!
  • Very good tour guide. Enjoyed our visit!
  • Definitely worth a visit.
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