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The castle

of la Ferté-Milon

The former castle of the Dukes of Orleans

The castle of La Ferté-Milon

Discover the castle of Louis of Orleans, dating from the 14th century. It retains an imposing facade that overlooks the birthplace of Jean Racine.

Here you are at the last stop on your journey from castles to dungeons. And it is not the least!”

On the banks of the Ourcq River, in a wooded valley, the facade of the former castle of the Dukes of Orleans overlooks the town of La Ferté Milon. From the terrace that the castle offers you, enjoy an exceptional panorama on one of the most beautiful villages in France.

Built by the Duke of Orleans at the end of the 14th century, this castle was never completed. Indeed, the assassination of the Duke of Orleans in 1407 put an end to the work. During the wars of religion, Henri IV had the fortress dismantled, of which only its imposing facade remains.

Pause and enjoy this exceptional settingto share with your fellow adventurers the best moments of this journey through time in the heart of the Soissonnais and Valois. Will you manage to agree on the most beautiful castle you met?

Do not hesitate to share your experience with us, we will be delighted to exchange with you, especially since we still have many other secrets to deliver to you!

Practical information

Opening hours:


The castle “the ruins”

Accessible throughout the year


For all information:

Retz-en-Valois Tourist Office

6, place Aristide Briand – 02600 Villers-Cotterêts

03 23 96 55 10