Billy Castle of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes by EuroTourData

Billy Castle is the restored ruins of the hill castle, built around 1233 to strengthen the House of Bourbon in their rivalry with the powerful Counts of Auvergne. Info based on the article Château de Billy of French Wikipedia.

View on the eastern corner tower of Billy Castle in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Billy Castle of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes info

Billy Castle history

During the French Wars of Religion, on February 2, 1576, the castle was captured by Protestant troops under the command of the Prince of Condé. Protestant troops caused damage to the castle that was not restored. At the end of the 18th century, the castle was turned into a prison. In the 19th century the castle was empty and destroyed. In 1963, the castle was bought and restored by the municipality of Billy.

Description of Billy Castle

Billy Castle retains most of its 13th century fortifications. The castle is located in the western part of the village of Billy and can be defined as an urban castle. The defensive walls of the castle have an oval shape with a diameter of about 50 meters. The defensive walls have seven semicircular towers including two gate towers. On the east corner is the powerful corner tower called the Mistress Tower, which adjoins to the thin octagonal watchtower. Currently, the castle can be visited from April to October.

Billy Castle tabular general info
Tourist Audience Cultural heritage tourism
French name Château de Billy
French alternate name Forteresse de Billy
Type Hill castle
Subtype Urban castle
Condition Restored ruins
Owner Commune of Billy
Public access Free
Street address
5 Rue du Château
Postal code 03260
Commune Billy
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Country France
Google Map Billy Castle
Directions to Billy Castle
Plus code 8FR56CPH+MF
Waze Map Billy Castle
OpenStreetMap Billy Castle
Latitude 46.23672
Longitude 3.42862
GeoNames ID 12500742
Knowledge Panel Billy Castle

Dataset to Billy Castle of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Tabular dataset and ATOM feed to Billy Castle of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

ETD ID: blarhal-frnc.

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