Tour des Archives

Vernon, France

The Tour des Archives is the keep of a former castle. Its origin goes back to 1123, built by King Henry I of England, the son of William the Conqueror. It is 22m high and is a rare existing example of a round tower in Normandy, like the so-called tour Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc Tower) of the former Rouen Castle. The Tour des Archives has been classified since 1840 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.

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Founded: 1123
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Bets Book photographe bénévole (3 years ago)
Endroit agréable pour s'y reposer. À visiter.
Tino Umo (4 years ago)
Interesting place and historical importance.
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