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Gencay Castle

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  1. History of the castle
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Extremely old Châtellenie of Poitou, Gençay became possession of the family of Ransom in XIe century, Geoffroy IV chooses the party of king de France in 1241-1242, at the time of the revolt of the Aquitanian lords and poitevins; well took some to him, since it profited from royal liberalities to rebuild to nine its castle. This one played a great role during the One hundred Year old war, but the seats which it undergoes were not never destroying: the ruin came only at the XIXe century. particularly thanks the president for the association of the friends of the old castle of Gençay for the texts and the photographs of the castle.

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Coordinates of the castle

Castle :

Château de Gençay
86160 Gençay

Phone : + 33 5 49 59 47 37

Proprietor :
Private property - Listed monument

Date and schedule from the visits

The castle is open all days except Sunday by addressing to the tourist bureau of Gençay to + 33 5 49 59 47 37 or the president of the association of the friends of the castle of Gençay Mrs Simone Vignaud:

- Phone : + 33 5 49 58 01 82
- email:

Sundays of July and aôut of voluntary of the assocaition ensure the opening of the castle the afternoon.

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