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The castle of dunois in Beaugency: photo description (Chateau Dunois)

The castle of dunois is located in the heart of the town of Beaugency (Loiret Department), located a few kilometers from Orleans. The castle stands on place Saint-Firmin. Now it houses the Museum of art and history Orleans.

The donjon of the castle (height more than 36 m) was built in the XI century, and other buildings appeared in the area adjacent to the tower earth until the XVI century. Before the French revolution the castle was the property of the family dunois-Longueville, and as its founder called the companion of Joan of Arc the count de dunois, also known as the count de Longueville. In the middle of the XV century, Jean dunois performed the duties of the Seigneur of Beaugency, and the castle was his residence until the transfer in Chateaudun. Dunois with wife Marie d'harcourt lived in the castle for about two decades.

After the revolution the castle was long abandoned, so it found shelter for the homeless. After some repairs, the castle was converted into a sanatorium and then in its walls the Museum was opened.

A Museum dedicated to the history, traditions and culture of orléans, located in Beaugency, despite the distance between the cities is 20 miles. You can find vintage clothing, household items, furniture, toys, as well as archaeological finds and works of sacred art. One of the expositions devoted to life and creativity of the writer Eugene sue, author of "the Paris mysteries", "the Eternal Jew" and other works that marked the beginning of French popular literature.

In the interior of the castle remained unchanged, only the rooms of the upper floor, the other rooms and the construction of the castle was rebuilt several times and changed its appearance. Despite this, the castle of dunois called a typical feudal medieval castle, which was built of gray stone in the Gothic style with distinctive turrets and towers.