The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Thursday 31 May 2007

The Château de Coussay

In 1617, when Bishop of Luçon and in service as almoner to Louis XIII's mother, Marie de Medicis, the Cardinal based himself at the Priory of Coussay, located a few kilometers south of his ancestral home in Richelieu. The Château still exists today, graced by a moat and with the Church located behind.

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