One of the oldest fortresses in the Middle Ages had its center in a dungeon, mentioned for the first time in 923 by Flodoart. In the twelfth century, are 11 towers were erected. The underground rooms were partly created during the extraction of limestone building stone in the eleventh century. In the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, they are reinforced by arches to serve as manorial cellar. The foundations of a tower within the castle of the twelfth century are still visible.
Château-Thierry, land of famous caracters
Follow the footsteps of our fabulist Jean de La Fontaine . In his native home, discover his works in the world … His fables have inspired many countries such as India and artists like Picasso who drew them in charcoal … Arround Château-Thierry the House of Camille and Paul Claudel is an evocative space dedicated to two artists, the Camille ground floor, upstairs to Paul. These two children have indeed Tardenois, each used their inspirations in their territory made of sand, sandstone and green nature.
Did you know ?
In Château-Thierry, you can visit the native home of Jean de la Fontaine.
A thousand ways to discover Château-Thierry…
Would you like to discover the city and the unique heritage ? The tourist office of “Portes de la Champagne” will advise and support you in the organization of your stay !
By its proximity to Paris region and the diversity of its landscapes and its heritage, the Western Marne Valley, from Crouttes-sur-Marne to Trélou-sur-Marne, has many positive attributes that must be dedicateds to the wine tourism. Discovery, accomodation, gastronomy, wine tasting…
On all these levels, the wine-growers and more broadly all of the tourism community in the southern Aisne region have decided, not only to defend their land and their wines, but to become the true “ambassadors of Champagne” by developping a true quality approach.