Château des Tourelles
The castle originated in 1196, when Philippe Auguste (Philip II of France), fighting against the king of England, Richard the Lionheart, for possession of Normandy, seized Vernon and made the town a military base.
The castle consists of a square tower surrounded by four round turrets, the whole edifice rising to a height of twenty metres.
It is one of the few castles in France which has been practically unchanged for 800 years. The property of the commune, it has been listed since 1926 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.
- This article incorporates information from
- Ministry of Culture listing for Château des Tourelles (French)
- Tourelles Castle : detailed information sheet ( in French)
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