The castle of Lantilly is a building constructed on the site of an ancient Gallo-Roman villa called Lentuli Villa, from the family name of its owner Lentulus.
It is situated on the right bank of the Anguison. The ancient stronghold once had six towers with a double moat enclosure fed by the waters of the river, with a drawbridge, surrounding the courtyards as well as the keep was partially destroyed during the Wars of Religion. Five of the six surrounding towers have disappeared. Only the north-east and north-west wing with its tower remain of the defensive complex.
Inside, the castle retains some medieval remains, authentic roof timbers and a ceiling with beams and cob.
The castle is surrounded by two moat circuits which are still in water. It still retains all of its hydraulic system (fountain, waterways, valves, nozzles, etc.)
The moat, the dungeon and the dovecote have been listed as historic monuments since 1985.
The room decorated in the 19th century on the ground floor, the staircase, the room with the beam and cob ceiling, the room with the large mantelpiece, as well as the facades, the roofs, the outbuildings, the garden and the water structures have been listed as historic monuments since 2005.
Today, as a private residence, the castle is used as a guest house and reception room for various private events.
During the summer, the castle opens its doors to visitors for guided tours of the interior and exterior.
Open during the summer months.Prices :
- Base rate - full rate adult (Price given as an indication.) : 5€ - 8€
- Gratuities (Up to 12 years.)
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