Château des Tourelles

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Château des Tourelles

The Château des Tourelles is a ruined castle in the commune of Vernon in the Eure département of France.

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.

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Coordinates: 49°5′53″N 1°29′19″E / 49.09806°N 1.48861°E / 49.09806; 1.48861