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Château de Cercamp

Castle (FREVENT)

This building was originally the foreigners quarters of the Cistercian Monastery of Notre Dame in Cercamp, founded in 1137. It has endured the ravages of many wars through the ages. At the beginning of the 19th century, the monastery was converted into a factory for weaving wool, and in summer 1915 it served as the headquarters for the staff of General Foch. Later, it became a children's home, and finally, in 2012, it was acquired by the current owners, who restored it over the following years. The complex of buildings belonging to the monasterial palace of Cercamp is classed as an "Historic Monument". During the season, guided tours take you into the salons and cloisters, then through the park to the monks' pavilion.