The Castle

Lucey seems to have been occupied from as far as the Antiquity ages as blocs of blue granite, presumably standing stone, were found buried under the castle alongside many Gallo –Roman remains discovered in the region.

Lucey village (Lucianum or Luceium) is situated in the northern part of Yenne’s basin in a tight area which, at the time, naturally pushed all navigation and general terrestrial circulation uphill, alongside a small river favorable to mill construction. The strong rocks and river dictated the castle’s main construction axe in the Middle Age, and still today offers a breathtaking view onto the Rhône River.