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Coat of arms of Châteaudun
Châteaudun (France)
region Center-Val de Loire
Department Eure-et-Loir
Arrondissement Châteaudun
Canton Châteaudun
Community association Grand Châteaudun
Coordinates 48 ° 4 ′  N , 1 ° 20 ′  E Coordinates: 48 ° 4 ′  N , 1 ° 20 ′  E
height 102-152 m
surface 28.48 km 2
Residents 13,195 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 463 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 28200
INSEE code

Châteaudun castle towering over the city

Châteaudun is a French municipality with 13,195 inhabitants (at January 1, 2017) in the Eure-et-Loir in the region Center-Val de Loire ; it is the administrative seat of the arrondissement of Châteaudun and the capital of the canton of Châteaudun . The inhabitants are called "Dunois".

Sainte-Madeleine church


In the Middle Ages, Châteaudun, as the capital of the county of Châteaudun, was owned by the Counts of Blois , who installed the Vice Count of Châteaudun here . In the 15th century, Châteaudun was the capital of the county of Dunois , which emerged from the vice-county.

After a fire in 1723, the new town around the town hall square was rebuilt by Jules Hardouin-Mansart .

During the Franco-Prussian War , the city was attacked at the Battle of Châteaudun . On October 18, 1870, Prussian troops of the 22nd Division captured the city. It was severely damaged during the house-to-house battle with the Franc tireurs . Many houses were deliberately set on fire even after the fighting ended.

Population development

year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2017
Residents 11,982 14,450 15,338 15,319 14,511 14,543 13,955 13,195
Sources: Cassini and INSEE



  • Châteaudun Castle (12th-16th centuries)
  • Saint-Valérien church
  • Former abbey church of Sainte-Madeleine, partly Romanesque
  • Old town ( les vieux quartiers ) with Renaissance houses
  • Ruins of the Saint-Lubin church
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Histoire Naturelle (Museum of Fine Arts and Natural History) with prehistoric , Egyptian and medieval exhibits as well as a large collection of birds
  • Grottes du Foulon , the caves of Foulon

Town twinning


Web links

Commons : Châteaudun  - album with pictures, videos and audio files