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Château et place du marché

Informations directionnelles

Continuer tout droit dans la rue E.-Peyron. Prendre la rue Sainte-Barbe à gauche, puis, au rond-point, la deuxième à droite (rue Malebranche).

Prochain point :

Oratoire de Marines

Prochain point : lat="49.1433" lon="1.980466"

Château de Marines
Over the centuries, some important people have lived in the heart of the village



The Tiercelin de Brosses family, builders of the château …

Marines Château was built in the sixteenth century by the Tiercelin de Brosses family. Built in the refined style of the second Renaissance over the site of the former manor house, it conserved its vast cellars on many levels. Adrien Tiercelin de Brosses was chamberlain to Francis I, who granted him the jurisdictional right to set up as a notary in Marines.
At the time of the religious wars, Henry of Navarre, the future King Henry IV, passed through Marines, as evidenced by a letter of 11 August 1589. Local tradition has it that he slept in a room of the château. Many rooms have conserved the painted ceilings of the seventeenth century, now protected as Historic Monuments.
In 1603 the Brosses family sold the château to Nicolas Brûlart de Sillery, Chancellor of Henri IV, who built the Marines Oratory thanks to his connections with Cardinal Berulle. In 1659 the castle was sold to Marshal Créquy whose coat of arms adorns the painted ceilings. It was he who created the park, which is now classified.



... To the Marquis de Gouy d'Arsy

The château later became the property of the Marquises of Gouy d'Arsy. One of them, Louis-Marthe, lost his head on the revolutionary scaffold. In the nineteenth century the castle was still owned by the family. But ruined by their lifestyle and the costs of restoring and modernizing the castle they gradually sold off their many possessions.



Market place

The building that partially masks the château houses the kitchen and pantry. The only vestiges of the large château farm are the main buildings by the roadside, recognizable on the map by the dovecote.
A market is held on the square every Wednesday. It was established in March 1497 by letters patent issued by Charles VIII to Marie-Anne Boullart, widow of Nicolas Gourlay, Lord of Marines. The court auditorium also stands on the square.
To cross Marines one had to go through the very narrow street of Vielle de Chars until 1749, when rue Dauphine (now rue du General de Gaulle) was opened up as part of the royal road from Pontoise to Gisors.
The original fountain was for many years the main source of water in the town, but it was moved several times and finally fell into disrepair. The fountain you see now is a copy of the one in Town Hall Square.
The former marketplace, lined with houses dating from the last two centuries, has long been the site of various small trades.
One of the most successful in its time was the Hôtel de Paris, better known as "Chez Zim". A name that was predestined considering that Zimmer is the German word for room ... The painter Paul Cézanne stayed there.





by Expression Nomade