...Just for fun : 4200 castles and manors in France...and this is not yet finished (a lot more to come).
This file includes all kind and styles of castles, opened to visit as well as private ones, ruins, rebuilt or still inhabited.
Some are very well known, others are less...enjoy them !
Update 05.11.07: Due to several problems in hosting and FTP, KML and photos have mo...
The mediæval castle at Kilkhampton is situated to the west of the modern day village and stands on top of an elongated knoll of land with steep sided valleys falling away to the north and south and extensive views over the surrounding countryside. Castles were introduced to Britain by the Normans and represent the seats of important landowners within a mediæval feudal hierarchy. Most Cornish ca...
A triple building stands on this site:
1)The old fortress = Robert II, Count de Dreux and of Braine, husband of Yolande de Coucy, starts to build the fortress in 1206. This fortress stands on an artificial fully stone paved hill.
2)The new residence = Built by the Constable Anne de Montmorency in 1539. This work transforms the fortress into more pleasant residence.
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