Château de Tancarville

Château de Tancarville

Château de Tancarville is located in Tancarville, Seine-Maritime departement in France.

 

Location: Tancarville, Seine-Maritime departement Map

Constructed: 11th century

 

Description of Château de Tancarville or Tancarville Castle

Château de Tancarville or Tancarville Castle was constructed in the 11th century on a cliff overlooking Seine River. Its original owner was Raoul, chamberlain of the Duke of Normandy. The castle was eventually turned into a private mansion as it became obsolete for military use. A splendid ballroom was constructed within its walls in 1468. During the French Revolution it was badly damaged and burned. In 1960's ruins of the former military stronghold were used for children summer camp.