A medieval building dating from the 13th century, Péronne Castle is of Philippien style and was built by Philippe Auguste.
Protector and guardian of a strategic crossing, Péronne and its castle evolved as alliances changed. Over the course of the centuries, the castle was besieged several times and left particularly damaged; during the First World War it was almost completely destroyed.
Red brick, most certainly less expensive than stone, was used to rebuild the castle at the end of the war and today, despite the towers not being fully rebuilt, it has managed to conserve its original design.
Installed in the old castle, new permanent exhibition galleries were inaugurated in May 2015. One of the halls is devoted to the history of the castle over the course of the centuries. More information is available here.