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: Miscellaneous historic sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Bev Baker (5 months ago)
Lovely ruined castle to visit, just a walk around the outside, the inside is shut, unsafe. Good views to the valley below. Nice little town to visit too.
Stibbe Ivan (8 months ago)
Small castle to see for a moment of almost Millennium history in the historic center of Conches. Du Guesclin was the master during the Hundred Years' War.
M.F.W. Kellermann (11 months ago)
Atmospheric and free castle. Imposing inner bailey/keep and extensive ringworks. Well worth a visit.
Shusenshi Images (12 months ago)
Nice little walk. For photography lovers, there are plenty of things to see and do in the Donjon district.
Ludovic DAVALAN (16 months ago)
Above all, the dungeon offers a pretty panorama and beautiful walks nearby.
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