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The Château d'Olhain is a 15th-century castle located in Olhain, Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.

It is probably the most famous castle of the Artois region. Its beauty is doubled by its position in the middle of a lake which reflects its picturesque towers and curtain walls. It was also a major stronghold for the Artois in medieval times and testimony to the power of the Olhain family, first mentioned from the 12th century.

The existence of the castle was known early in the 13th century, but the present construction is largely the work of Jean de Nielles, who married Marie d’Olhain at the end of the 15th century. The marriage of Alix Nielles to Jean de Berghes, Grand Veneur de France (master of hounds) to the King, meant the castle passed to this family, who kept it for more than 450 years.

Tags:   Château d'Olhain Olhain Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen Nord-Pas-de-Calais France

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A medieval hill-top town near Carcassonne.

Tags:   Conques-Sur-Orbiel

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Tags:   Church of San Pere Figueres Catalonia Spain


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