Manoir du Catel was built between 1267-1270 by Richard Treigots, the abbot of Fécamp Abbey. It is one of the oldest and best-preserved Norman style fortified manor houses. It consists of towers in four corners, fortified gatehouse and moat.

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Founded: 1267-1270
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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www.manoirducatel.com

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jennifer liebert (32 days ago)
Une belle découverte à l occasion du festival des contes. Très beau manoir.
Veronique Beauprez (2 months ago)
I love this mansion. Very well restored. Remarkable in the region.
Ghislaine Bourgeois (2 months ago)
Une très bonne visite faite par un guide passionné. Petit tarif. Dommage qu'il soit mal indiqué
Ph (3 months ago)
I loved this visit. A real moment of happiness. The explanations are perfect and the owner is an enthusiast who takes the time for his visitors. Do not miss this exceptional visit Congratulation
Philippe Gadonneix (3 months ago)
Beautiful renovation of the small village of ecretteville les baons in the country of Caux
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