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The Château-Gaillard
17-Oct-2017 Charlene Ambrose

The Château-Gaillard

Les Andelys, Normandy, France

This fortress was built in the late 12th century by Richard the Lionheart,
King of England,to guard his Norman possessions from the French king, Philippe Auguste.
It is located on a beautiful bend above the Seine overlooking Les Andelys.
It was finished in 1198 and Richard died in 1199. His brother took over but, by 1202,
it fell to the the French king and Normandy became part of France.

Canon Powershot G12
1/1250s f/4.0 at 12.1mm iso125 full exif

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Helen Betts07-Dec-2017 13:48
I had missed this picture and history of the fortress. Well captured, and an impressive castle. V.
joseantonio05-Dec-2017 21:29
such an amazing place with such interesting history.V.
Walter Otto Koenig05-Dec-2017 17:02
Fascinating to see this fortress. Still looks formidable in this state.
globalgadabout05-Dec-2017 16:29
impressive castle at a commanding location...a fine view from your vantage point..
bill friedlander05-Dec-2017 15:46
Its an amazing place, as can be seen from the splendor of it ruins. V
Range View 05-Dec-2017 07:56
A splendid shot of this ancient castle with informative history Charlene.
David.
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