The Châtellenie of Semur, formerly Semur of Maine, exists since the eleventh century.
The castle of Semur is composed of a central body extended to the north by a square dungeon, and two wings.
The central part was built under Louis XI between 1460 and 1470, by the family Le Sirier.
The western part consists of a wing terminated by a tower and a chapel, all probably built in the seventeenth century, as well as small entrance towers.
The east wing, copy of the west wing, was built in the nineteenth century by the Duke of Aumont. The latter has placed his weapons, as well as the wind vane of the dungeon.
The castle of Semur is surrounded by dry ditches which one must not forget the big tower, undoubtedly as old as the central part.
The interior and exterior charm of this property is due to the exquisite taste Beatrix de Vibraye, Marquise de Reverseaux, who had bought the castle from the descendants of the Duc d'Aumont. His wish was that the Count and Countess Henri de Vibraye could live there all year, which is the case today.
My castle is visitable
Frequency: Every year
On the occasion of the Heritage Days, the owners of the castle of Semur will make you discover the exteriors of the castle and its park.