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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Ramona Rorvik (14 months ago)
The Château des Tourelles is a small and cute medieval castle in Vernon, originated in 1196, when Philippe Auguste, the king of of France, fighting against Richard the Lionheart, the king of England, for possession of Normandy. He finally seized Vernon and made the town a military base. This small castle next to the river, can not be visited inside. So, for an outdoor visit you can see it 24h/24h. Usually those who visit Monet's house and gardens in Giverny, also pay a visit the nearby Vernon, with its fortified castle Château des Tourelles and the timberland houses specific to the area of Normandy. Definitely worth an exterior visit. It takes you just a few minutes to get some memorable photos. There is a small car park nearby, where you can park your car. No fee apply. Address: 4 Rue Ogereau, 27200 Vernon. You reach the castle after an hour's drive on the highway from Paris, in the direction of Giverny.
Ricardo Cassolatto (3 years ago)
dream place
Ricardo Cassolatto (3 years ago)
dream place
Galin Adams (4 years ago)
Beautiful little town. Vernon, France
Galin Adams (4 years ago)
Beautiful little town. Vernon, France
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