Château de Conches-en-Ouche

Conches-en-Ouche, France

The construction of Château de Conches-en-Ouche started in 1034 by Roger I of Tosny. The castle was captured by Philip II of France in 1199 and again by the English during the Hundred Years' War in 1364. It was recaptured by Bertrand du Guesclin in 1371. The castle was lost again in 1420, retaken in 1440, lost once more in 1441 before being finally taken by the French in 1449. In 1591, members of the Catholic League took refuge there; a potential base for enemies of the monarchy, it was demolished afterwards. The castle was classified as a monument historique in 1886.

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Founded: 1034
Category: Ruins in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Alexandre Miel (15 months ago)
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Very picturesque ruins, nice place to visit on weekend
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