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Château de Pange

Visites culturelles

Tours tariffs and Opening days :

From May 1st to October 30th.
From 10 AM to 12 AM and from 2 PM to 6 PM
Closed on Monday.

Tarifs :

Garden : 3 Euros. Chateau + Garden : 5,50 Euros.
Children (less than 12 years old) : Free.
Groups : 4 Euros.

Description :

The castle of Pange is built on the site of a feudal castle " to the steps " of the duchy of Lorraine. On the 21th of February 1720, LĂ©opold, duke of Lorraine, installs Jean-Baptiste THOMAS, General Treasurer of extraordinary wars and grandson of Pierre THOMAS, Chancelier of Lorraine made lord by Charles IV in 1626, in this seigniory.

Then the construction of the current castle began, directed by architect J.B. LOUIS.
The ground of Pange is set up in Marquisat by the duke Stanislas in 1766. The 3rd marquis de Pange, Louis, takes part with Lafayette in the battles for the independence of the United States of America and in the decisive battle of Yorktown. With the revolution, engaged in the " Catholic and Royal Army ", he died at the time of the second war of the Vendée in 1796.
His brother Francois, friend of the poets Andre CHENIER and Madam of STAEL will not survive the revolution either. After having supported the establishment of a constitutional monarchy, it will turn the back on the Jacobins and, to the legislative Assembly, is opposed vigorously to Brissot.

The junior, Jacques, convinced as a monarchist, was engaged in the Rohan-Hussard regiment : a monarchist army. It repurchases Pange (confiscated in 1791) under the Directory and adopts the Empire. Large Chamberlain of Napoleon, Count of the Empire, it receives the imperatrice Marie-Louise in Pange in 1812. His unique son marries the girl of George SHEEP, Count de Lobau, Marechal of Empire.

Jean, seventh marquis de Pange, Colonel of artillery, controls a battery with Gravelotte on August the 16th, 1870 (War beetwen France and Germany) after having accomodated in Pange, Napoleon III, on August the 14th.


In XXth century, the younger brother by the eighth marquis de Pange maries Pauline de Broglie, downward Madam de Staël. This couple will leave a significant literature way of life, in particular the Memories of the Countess of Pange " How I saw 1900 " (Grasset).Jean takes part as aviator in the first mission of war of Leclerc Army before being decorated.

In XXth century, the younger brother by the eighth marquis de Pange maries Pauline de Broglie, downward Madam de Staël. This couple will leave a significant literature way of life, in particular the Memories of the Countess of Pange " How I saw 1900 " (Grasset).Jean takes part as aviator in the first mission of war of Leclerc Army before being decorated.