Château de Vire Ruins

Vire, France

Château de Vire was built in the 11th and 12th centuries. Today only a keep, donjon, remains.



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Rue de Valherel 21, Vire, France
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Founded: 11th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)


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Fco Javier (2 years ago)
Castle ruins, a nice walk around.
Florence P (2 years ago)
Of the ducal castle built in the 11th and 12th centuries on a granite promontory dominating the whole valley, only the dungeon remains in ruins. You can also still admire in Vire some vestiges of the fortifications of the medieval city (several towers as well as the clock gate). Note: the large free car park in front of the keep is located in what was the double enclosure. The castle and the fortifications were destroyed on the orders of Cardinal Richelieu between 1630 and 1633.
Chris (3 years ago)
Le donjon est le dernier vestige du château ducal de Vire datant du XIIème siècle. Il y a un petit parc tout autour du donjon, avec de beaux points de vue sur Vire. Dommage qu’il n’y ait pas quelques panneaux explicatifs pour mieux comprendre l’histoire de ce joli lieu. À voir!
Philippe Molard (4 years ago)
Magnificent ruins lit by a winter sun
Thomas (5 years ago)
Very large place, which is mainly a parking with another small place behind the castles, convenient for Lovers Meetings (in my experience ?) It is also possible that the car park is arranged as a concert track or used for other events. All this, under the shadow of an old tower of the city of Vire dating from the Middle Ages destroyed during the War.
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