La Folie < Braine
©La Folie < Braine|Marie Aubinière
The castle

of Folly

A rectangular fortress

The Château de la Folie

A stone’s throw from Soissons, the Château de la Folie is representative of the royal castles of the early 13th century.


A few steps from the village, coiled in the heart of nature, you will discover the ruins of the Château de la Folie, whose ruins emerge on the edge of the forest. Former fortress of the twelfth to thirteenth century, this castle was unfortunately wiped out by the fighting of the Great War.

Nature is now gradually regaining its rights, and these imposing ruins are gradually disappearing under the vegetation. This creates a very special atmosphere around this site, which will please romantics and lovers of old stones.

This castle is also the ideal site for all budding adventurers in search of hidden treasure!

After these first explorations, take the road in the direction of Septmonts, an authentic and preserved Aix-en-Provence village that should not be missed under any circumstances.

Practical information

Opening hours:

The castle ruins:

Open daily

The church:

Free or guided tour by reservation at the Val de l’Aisne Tourist Office

For all information:


Val de l’Aisne Tourist Office

Fort de Condé – 02880 CHIVRES-VAL

03 23 54 40 00