? Flers Castle (Villeneuve-d’Ascq)


Flers Castle

local name Flers Castle / Lower Farm
Period or style Flemish
Commencement of construction XVIIe century
End of construction 1661
original owner De Kessel, lords of Flers
Current owner City (A city is an urban unit (“human settlement”…) From Villeneuve d’Ascq
Current destination Museum Flers Castle (Flers Castle is a castle located in the city of the same name, to the west…)office tourism (Tourism is the fact of leaving home for a certain period of time for personal reasons…)
Protection CLMH
Site Internet (The Internet is a global computer network that provides services to the public…) www.villeneuvedascq.fr/chateau de flers.html

country (Country comes from the Latin pagus, which designates a territorial and tribal division…) France
Historic district Nord Pas de Calais
French community Villeneuve d’Ascq
Museum the castle (The castle was originally intended for the Middle Ages…) From Flers
Geographic information
country France
neighborhood (A place is a populated agglomeration of indefinite size, usually less…) Villeneuve d’Ascq
General Information
Opening date 1991
collections Archaeology
Visitor information
Address (Addresses are an important concept in communication, they allow an institution…) way cat (The domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus) is a carnivorous mammal of the… family.) Botte – 59650 Villeneuve-d’Ascq
Website http://www.villeneuvedascq.fr/musee_chateau_de_flers_.html

the Flers Castle (sometimes called The farm from below) is a castle located on the Chemin du Chat Botté in the Villeneuve-d’Ascq region. North (North is the cardinal point against south.). It houses the museum of the Flers castle, as well as the Villeneuve-d’Ascq tourist office. It owes its name to the old village (A village is a collection of settlements in a village or mountain,…) located near Flers-les-Lille.


It is typical for Flers Castle, whose construction was completed in 1661architecture (Architecture can be defined as the art of constructing buildings.) Flemish XVIIe century From 1667 to 1747, the Lords of Flers belonged to the De Kessels family. In 1747, Philippe André de Baudequin, lord of Saingh, took the lordship of Flers and the castle from his cousin De Kessel. In 1770 Marie-Claire-Joseph de Bodekin married Count Ladislas de Diesbach. this is dead (Death is the final state of a biological organism that ceases to live (even…) In 1791 he inherited the castle from his wife and was to become the last lord of Flers.

Around 1787, the castle was changed: the window supports were removed, the French ceilings were replaced by coffered ceilings, and new fireplaces were built. the suspension bridge (Open bridge lowered and raised or…) is replaced by the original a bridge (A bridge is a construction that makes it possible to cross a depression or an obstacle (a course…) more modern (current bridge). The arcaded gallery also dates from the same period.

The family emigrated during the French Revolution. The castle has been entrusted to the gardener and will remain in ruins. The castle is later converted into a farm. In 1937, Paul Delesalle-Dewas bought the castle from the De Diesbach family.

In 1951, it was included in the inventory of Historical Monuments, in 1969 it was purchased by the state, in 1973 it was purchased by the city community, and in 1986 it was purchased by the municipality. The interior restoration of the two preserved wings, including the body of the house, was completed in 1991. Since then, it has housed the headquarters of the Villeneuve-d’Ascq tourist office and a number of municipal services.

Flers Castle Museum

Four rooms in the basement have been turned into an archeology museum since 1991. The museum also features temporary exhibitions on archaeology, local history and ethnography of the region.


The castle has been typical of rural Flemish architecture since the 17th century century (A century is now a period of one hundred years. The word comes from the Latin word saeculum, i, which…)..


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