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Château d'Harcourt

Château d'Harcourt

Château d'Harcourt is a medieval castle located in Harcourt, Eure département in France.

 

 

Location: Harcourt, Eure département  Map

Constructed: 11th century

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Château d'Harcourt

 

 

 

Description of Château d'Harcourt or Harcourt Castle

Château d'Harcourt

Château d'Harcourt or Harcourt Castle was constructed in the 11th century, although most of the present stronghold was constructed in the 12th century by Robert II d'Harcourt, friend and close ally of Richard the Lionheart on his crusades. During the Hundred Years War the fortress changed hands repeatedly between English and French forces. Its defenses were further increased during the French Wars of Religion between Catholics and the Protestants in the 16th century. Eventually it was badly damaged due to military actions. It subsequently lost strategic importance as a military base. The castle is open to the public. It is particularly famous for one of the oldest arboretum in the country or a collection of plants and trees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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