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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  • 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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  • Not to be missed if you live or are visiting in the area of Chalus. Medieval castle restored 20 years with a lot of care and taste. Brian (British Scottish) is an excellent guide that it's hilarious!
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  • This castle is truly spectacular! I went there with my family. It once belonged to Richard The Lionhearted. The castle has been restored and it gives you an insight into what it was like to live in a castle back in the day. A must for any family! Highly recommend it!!
  • 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!
  • Definitely worth a visit.
  • Very good tour guide. Enjoyed our visit!
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