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THE CASTLE OF TERRE-NEUVE was built around 1590, for Nicolas RAPIN, High Provost of the Constables of France and companion to Henry iv.

This jewel of the French Renaissance has received many illustrious persons, such as the Duke of Sully and Agrippa d’Aubigne. During the 19th century, the Chateau of Terre-Neuve was owned by the Marquis Octave de Rochebrune, celebrated for his etchings. He produced 492 etchings at Terre-Neuve and was considered by some to be the ‘Piranesi’ of his time.