This castle, preceded by a large alley of lime trees joining the road to Doullens, is located on a site occupied since the Middle Ages by a Cistercian abbey, founded in 1137 by Hugh Campdavene, Count of Saint-Pol. The abbey, which served as setting, in 1552, the negotiations preliminary to the signing of the Treaty of Cateau-Cambresis, was devastated by the war in the eighteenth century. From the reconstruction of the following century, the destruction of the Revolution spared only the horseshoe entrance pavilion and the old quarter of hosts, a vast classical building pierced on two floors of nineteen bays.
My castle is visitable
Inside, several rooms have carved woodwork, some of which were executed by the Austrian Pfaff Pfaffenhoffen, author of the decor of the nearby Abbey of Valloires. Long occupied by a children's home of social character, the castle, which has just been bought, is being restored.
Guided tours only