List of castles in Normandy

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This list of castles in Normandy is a list of medieval castles or château forts in the regions of Lower Normandy and Upper Normandy in northern France.

Links in italics are links to articles in the French Wikipedia.


Calvados[edit]

Castles of which little or nothing remains include Château d'Olivet.

Name
Date
Condition
Image Ownership
/ Access
Notes
Château de Beaumont-le-Richard 110112th century Ruins Beaumont-le-Richard.jpg Farm
Château de Caen 106011-15th century Restored Caen France (32).JPG Built c.1060 by William the Conqueror, keep pulled down 1793, damaged by bombs during World War II.
Château de Colombières 130114-15th century Restored Vue-chateau-colombieres-1.JPG Private (open to the public)
Château de Courcy 110112-13th century Ruins Château Courcy.JPG Demolished early 16th century by order of Cardinal Richelieu.
Château de Creully 130114-16th century Rebuilt Chateau de creully 1.JPG Commune
Château de Falaise 110112-13th century Restored Falaise chateau guillaume conquerant 2.jpg Construction begun on site of earlier castle in 1123 by Henry I of England, damaged during World War II.[1]
Château de la Pommeraye 110116th century Restored Chateau 2.jpg Private (open to the public) Currently a hotel, reception, and wedding venue.[2]
Château de Vire 110112th century Ruins FranceNormandieVireChateauVueNord.jpg

Eure[edit]

Name
Date
Condition
Image Ownership
/ Access
Notes
Tour des Archives de Vernon 11231123 Ruins Vernon - Tour des Archives02.jpg Keep survives.
Château Gaillard 11961196-8 Ruins Normandie Eure Andelys3 tango7174.jpg Built in 2 years by Richard the Lionheart, early concentric castle of advanced design.
Château-sur-Epte 100111th century Ruins Chateau sur Epte 02.JPG
Château de Conches-en-Ouche 103411th century Ruins Conches-en-Ouche donjon.jpg Begun 1034.
Château de Gisors 110112-13th century Ruins Chateau-de-Gisors.jpg
Château d'Harcourt 110112-14th century Partly habitable Normandie Eure Harcourt tango7174.jpg Converted to residence 17th century.
Château d'Ivry-la-Bataille 96010-13th century Ruins Chateau-Ivry-la-bataille-le-donjon.jpg Dates from c.960.
Château des Tourelles 1196c.1196 Substantially intact Vernon - Les Tourelles01.jpg Hardly changed for 800 years.

Manche[edit]

Castles of which little or nothing remains include Château Ganne.

Name
Date
Condition
Image Ownership
/ Access
Notes
Château de Bricquebec Ruins BricquebecDonjon2.JPG
Château de Gavray Ruins
Château de Gratot 130114-18th century Ruins Chateau gratot 01.JPG Ruins incorporated with later buildings.
Château de Pirou 110112-14th century Restored PirouChâteau3.JPG Converted into farm, 18th century.
Château de Regnéville 130114th century Ruins Regneville.jpg
Château de Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte 100111-12th century Ruins Normandie Manche Vicomte tango7174.jpg

Orne[edit]

Name
Date
Condition
Image Ownership
/ Access
Notes
Château de Carrouges 130114-18th century Rebuilt Chateau Carrouges.jpg Remodelled 16-18th centuries.
Donjon de Chambois 110112th century Intact Donjon de Chambois.jpg Well-preserved Norman keep.
Château de Domfront 100111th century Ruins Domfront - vestiges du château - 02.JPG
Château de Ducs d'Alençon 110112-15th century Intact Chateau des Ducs Alencon.jpg Gatehouse survives.

Seine-Maritime[edit]

Name
Date
Condition
Image Ownership
/ Access
Notes
Château d'Arques-la-Bataille 110112-16th century Ruins Château d'Arques 3.jpg
Château de Dieppe 110112-15th century Restored Château-musée de Dieppe.jpg Town of Dieppe Largely reconstructed 1433, used as barracks until 1923.
Château de Fécamp 100111-12th century Ruins Fécamp château ducal.JPG
Château d'Orcher 120113-14th century Fragment Château Gonfreville 07 2005.jpg Keep survives, with later buildings.
Château de Robert-le-Diable 100111-12th century Partly habitable
Château de Rouen 12041204-1210 Restored FranceEnglandCard2 789rouen.jpg Keep survives, known as Tour Jeanne d'Arc, roof added 19th century.
Château de Tancarville 110112th century Habitable Chateau de Tancarville12.jpg

See also[edit]

Chateau de Sommesnil

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Château de Falaise". Ministry of Culture. Retrieved 2011-06-14.
  2. ^ "Château de la Pommeraye".