Château du Tourps

Anneville-en-Saire, France

The history of Château du Tourps dates to the mid-1100s. It was burnt down by English Army in 1346 and besieged during the Wars or Religion in 1591. Since the late 1600s the château lied in ruins. The current private mansion dates from the 18th century.

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Founded: 18th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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