Château de Caen - Caen, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503
N 49° 11.159 W 000° 21.756
30U E 692176 N 5451479
Quick Description: Historic medieval castle in Caen
Location: Normandie, France
Date Posted: 3/7/2017 9:54:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMV7AA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 9

Long Description:

This medieval fort is located in downtown Caen, France. Built in 1060 by William the Conqueror. Later additions included a keep built in 1123, a hall for ducal court and Saint George's Church. 

The fort has seen a lot of action over the years including the Hundred Years war on 3 sperate occasions. The castle's keep was torn down in 1793 during the French Revolution and in World War II the fort was heavily damaged while being used as a barracks for troops. 

In 1971 the Musee des Beaux-Arts (Museum of Fine Arts of Caen) was opened and a Museum of Normandy has since opened. 

The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.: 1060

Name of "Country" or "Nation" that constructed this "Fort": Normandy

Was this "Fort" involved in any armed conflicts?: Yes it was

What was the primary purpose of this "Historic Fort"?: Used for defence of a border or land claim.

Current condition: Some damage but mostly intact

This site is administered by ----: Musee de Normandie

If admission is charged -: 6.00 (listed in local currency)

Open to the public?: Restricted hours -Admission charged

Official or advertised web-page: [Web Link]

Link to web-site that best describes this "Historic Fort": [Web Link]

Link if this "Fort" is registered on your Countries/ State "Registry of Historical Sites or Buildi: Not listed

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