Castle of Carrouges


castle of carrouges

The Chateau de Carrouges is unusual in its combination of an austere fortress with a comfortable residence.
The original fortifications at Carrouges were besieged and destroyed by English forces during the Hundred Years War. After the war, the chateau was rebuilt by Jean Blosset, grand seneschal of Normandy, in the 15th century.
In the 16th century, the family of Le Veneur de Tillieres came into possession of the chateau. The last Le Veneur sold the chateau to the French state, and from 1944 it was restored. It is now managed by the Centre des monuments nationaux and is open to the public.

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Carrouges, Orne department, France
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14th century

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