Castle of Chessy, French Heritage monument to Chessy

Castle built in 1271-1272, expanded in the second half of the 15th century. The wars of Religion and the laxity of the commendatory abbots are ruining the Castle. In the 19th century, the building was restored in the Gothic Revival style. In 1971, the Vital-Durand decorator rehabilitated buildings and redevelops a garden. The Castle consists of two sets around the Dungeon. The 13th century castle consisted of a quadrangular enclosure on which various buildings relied and flanked by a cylindrical tower. It is the oldest known lyonnais example of fortification thickened and equipped with large slits, marking a new defensive stage. The two bodies of 16th century building stand outside the original walls. Developments of the 19th and 20th centuries, including a neo-Gothic reception with monumental fireplace, woodwork room, the wallpaper, its stained glass and its 15th century gate 'médiévalisée'.The revolution, the influence of the 13th century castle was already in garden. It was built in the 19th century in rock garden which remains including a small artificial cave. In the 1970s, a new garden playing on the plant masses was designed by the Decorator Vital-Durand.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Castle of Chessy

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Castle of Chessy, Castle built in 1271-1272, expanded in the second half of the 15th century. The wars of Religion and the laxity of the commendatory abbots are ruining the (...) Castle of Chessy, French Heritage monument to Chessy chessy, rhone

Location and general information

  • identifier : 116989
  • item : Château de Chessy
  • Location of the building :
    • Rhône-Alpes
    • Chessy
  • Address : montée du Château
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 69056
  • Zip code of the municipality : 69380
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : castle
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 3 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 13th century
    • 15th century
    • 19th century
  • Date of protection : 2004/09/06 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 2005/08/26

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building : 3 forms of decoration are present
    • stained glass
    • carpentry
    • wallpaper
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :3 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • turn
    • garden
    • dwelling
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other :
    • other Information : property of a private person 2004
  • Details : Les parcelles B 103, 106 et 1475 et le château, y compris le logis, sur lesquelles ils se situent : inscription par arrêté du 6 septembre 2004
  • Mérimée reference : PA69000021

Men involved in this construction

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