Château d'Ivry-la-Bataille

Ivry-la-Bataille, France

The original square form castle in Ivry-la-Bataille was built around 960 AD. It was 32x25m wide stone building with a small chapel. Today the first floor of this castle remains and it is the oldest medieval building in Normandy. The castle was enlarged during the next centuries. In the Hundred Years' War it was conquered by English (1418), but moved back to the hands of French (1424). After 1449 the castle was left to decay. The restoration began in 1968.

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Founded: 960 AD
Category: Ruins in France
Historical period: Frankish kingdoms (France)

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Peter Pan (2 years ago)
Très beau site pour pique nique avec les enfants, une vue panoramique qui mérite une petite montée.
Émilie bryja (3 years ago)
Belle balade
jp amaral (3 years ago)
A faire. Quel travail fait
Marcel Legrand (3 years ago)
Ruines du château sur un promontoire calcaire qui permet de dominer ivry la bataille et la chaussée d'ivry ainsi que toutes la vallée. Superbe point de vue pour prendre des photos.
Fair Era (3 years ago)
Un château fort en ruine certes, mais de beaux vestiges assez conséquents sortis de l'oubli il y a quelques années (voire décennies) par des bénévoles passionnés qui ont dégagé la batisse des ronces et de la végétation qui l'ensevelissait depuis bien longtemps en redonnant ainsi la richesse et la fierté à cette petite ville très charmante qui vaut le détour grâce aux charmes de son décors naturel et de certains bâtiments très anciens. La visite est libre et gratuite, parfois guidée et commentée aux journées du patrimoine il me semble. Le site offre une vue imprenable sur la vallée alentour. Malheureusement ce lieu n'est pas suffisement respecté comme il le devrait entre détritus dont mégots, bouteilles... (il n'y a pas de poubellelà haut) et vandalisme (tag, noms gracés à certains endroits, pierres déplacées), le château se dégrade un peu plus à cause et malgré l'attention que lui porte les uns et les autres.
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