Château des Tourelles

Vernon, France

The Château des Tourelles was built originally in 1196, when Philippe Auguste (Philip II of France), fighting against the king of England, Richard the Lionheart, for possession of Normandy, seized Vernon and made the town a military base. The castle consists of a square tower surounded by four round turrets, the whole edifice rising to a height of twenty metres. It is one of the few castles in France which has been practically unchanged for 800 years. The property of the commune, it has been listed since 1926 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.

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Founded: 1196
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Marcin Kolasa (21 months ago)
Tutto molto bello e caratteristico...
Nadine Schima (2 years ago)
Hier steht eine alte Brücke mit einer Mühle drauf, früher waren es noch mehr, aber leider haben die die Zeit nicht überlebt. Umso schöner ist es, dass dieser Teil noch angeschaut werden kann.
lionel REISNER (2 years ago)
Lieu calme joli point de vue sur la Seine.
Борислав Дурев (3 years ago)
Amazing and nice
Tino Umo (3 years ago)
Fairy tale looking castle. It's a shame that it's been left abandoned with no interior refurbishment.
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