Château de Courances

Castle Courances is a French chateau located in the French town of Courances in the former province Gâtinais today Essonne and the Ile-de-France, forty-seven miles south-east Paris. The castle is the subject of a classification as historical monuments since June 27, 1983.

In 1552, Como Clausse, notary and secretary of the King, the family acquires a stately home Lapite Courances located at the western edge of the forest of Fontainebleau. At his death in 1558, the land is attributed to his youngest son Peter, secretary of the Chamber of Accounts, and then to his grand-son Francis, who sold it in 1622 to Claude Gallard, notary and secretary of the King.

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