Old royal castle of Senlis

This town had already been fortified under the Romans, at the time of Emperor Claudius's reign. The medieval chateau where Hugh Capet was proclaimed King of France in 987 was gradually abandoned in favour of more comfortable residences, such as Compiègne or Fontainebleau. A picturesque jumble of ruins is strewn about the site. The priory within the castle walls, Prieuré de St Maurice, now houses the Musée de la Vénerie, a museum devoted to hunting.

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Address:

Place du Parvis-Notre-Dame, 60300 Senlis

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