Category: medieval castle

castlesandmedievals: Château Biron

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Château Biron

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Châteaux Biron

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château des rochers sévigné

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Le Château de la Roche Courbon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_la_Roche_Courbon

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Le Château de la Roche Courbon

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Le Château de la Roche Courbon

A castle was built around 1475 by Jehan de Latour, on site which had been inhabited since prehistoric times. In the 17th century, the Courbon family, which had occupied the castle for two centuries, transformed it into a more comfortable residence. More alterations were made in the 18th century, but it was eventually sold in 1817 and then abandoned. It was purchased in 1920 by Paul Chénereau, who restored the château and its gardens. The château is still owned and inhabited by his descendants.[1]

Built in the 15th century, upon a rocky outcrop in the midst of marshland, the original castle was transformed into an elegant residence by Jean-Louis de Courbon, during the 17th century. As the marquis would not flee during the French Revolution, the château was not sold. His daughter Charlotte married an aide de camp of Napoleon. Because upkeep was so expensive, however, the château became abandoned during the following hundred years.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_la_Roche_Courbon

castlesandmedievals: Le Château de la Roche Co…

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Le Château de la Roche Courbon

Château de la Roche Courbon is a large château, developed from an earlier castle, in the Charente-Maritime département of France. It is in the commune of Saint-Porchaire between Saintes and Rochefort. The château is privately owned, and classified as an historic monument. The garden is listed by the French Ministry of Culture as one of the Notable Gardens of France.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_la_Roche_Courbon

castlesandmedievals:Dover Castle This site …

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Dover Castle

This site may have been fortified with earthworks in the Iron Age or earlier, before the Romans invaded in AD43. This is suggested on the basis of the unusual pattern of the earthworks which does not seem to be a perfect fit for the medieval castle. Excavations have provided evidence of Iron Age occupation within the locality of the castle, but it is not certain whether this is associated with the hillfort.[4]

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Dover Castle

Dover Castle is a medieval castle in Dover, Kent, England. It was founded in the 11th century and has been described as the “Key to England” due to its defensive significance throughout history.[1][2] It is the largest castle in England.[3]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dover_Castle

castlesandmedievals: Chilon castle

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Chilon castle