Le Château de Maulnes
At the edge of Yonne in the territory of the commune of Cruzy-le-Châtel, not far from Tonnerre, Tanlay and Ancy-le-Franc, Maulnes Castle is a unique monument in France by the pentagonal shape of its plan centered around a staircase-wells. This Renaissance castle was built in the second half of the sixteenth century by influential sponsors. He has had over the centuries various uses but despite the outrages that subjected him to men and time, it has retained an element of mystery and poetry which continues to feed our imagination today. The castle became the property of the Department who immediately began archaeological and historical research to guide the choice of catering parties.
The restoration began with the trip of a trail that opens the castle to the public during the construction period. It continues with the restoration of the building and common by the facades, floors and roofs of the main building.