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Chateau of Coucy, Coucy-le-Chateau-Auffrique

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Chateau of Coucy is listed on France’s Monument Historique. The castle, built in the 1220s by Enguerrand III de Coucy, was renovated by Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th century. In April 1917, the German army dynamited the keep and the four towers using 28 tons of explosives to prevent their use by enemy artillery spotters as the Germans fell back from the region. Despite this, you can now safely enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere of this most visited castle in France. Plan to visit Chateau of Coucy during your Coucy-le-Chateau-Auffrique vacation using our convenient Coucy-le-Chateau-Auffrique trip planner.
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  • This site is the most amazing place; atmospheric and steeped in history. Also with the most breathtaking views. 
    This site is the most amazing place; atmospheric and steeped in history. Also with the most breathtaking views.  more »
  • This was one of the mightiest fortresses of France. It was a national treasure, and still is - what is left of it. However, it was occupied by the Germans in WW1 and before they left, they destroyed.....  more
    This was one of the mightiest fortresses of France. It was a national treasure, and still is - what is left of it. However, it was occupied by the Germans in WW1 and before they left, they destroyed.....  more »
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  • Beautiful castle, a shame that it was blown up in WW1. Lots of information about the castle and the surroundings. Great views on the towers.
  • One of my highlights on this trip so far. Beautiful ruins, large dimensions, good information in 3 languages (french, english and german). Don' t miss a visit of the village with its church and portals.

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