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Castle of Coucy

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  1. History of the castle
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"King not I, nor prince nor duke nor count either, but I am the lord of Coucy!"

Such was the proud motto adopted by Enguerrand III, feudal lord of Coucy, Marle, Saint-Gobain and Fère. To underline his influence and show off his wealth, this noble spent colossal sums of money building himself a castle to match his motto. At a time when the French monarchy was on the lookout to extend its’ power, Coucy was itself almost a challenge. Its’ immense keep was some 20 metres (60ft) taller than the contemporary Louvre royal castle in a Paris just 100 km away (60 miles). The great tower at Coucy was a knight’s dream, an almost timeless symbol of power for seven hundred years until World War I, a cold March night in 1917…

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Coordinates of the castle

Castle :

Castle of Coucy
02380 Coucy-le-Château

Phone : + 33 (0) 3 23 52 71 28

Proprietor :
Department property - Listed monument

Date and schedule from the visits

The castle is open all days :

- of May 2 at September 4 of 10h with 12h30 and 14h with 18h30
- from the 5 to September 30 of 10h with 12h30 and 14h with 18h
- on October 1 at March 31 of 10h with 12h30 and 14h with 17h
- 1st at April 30 of 10h with 12h30 and 14h with 18h

Last access 45 mn before closing

The castle is closed the 01/01, 05/01, 11/01, 11/11 and 12/25.

- full Tariff : 4,60€
- reduced tariff : 3,10€

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