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|Situated 35 km South-West of Paris, between Versailles and Rambouillet, Dampierre Castle is certainly one of the main jewels in the listed Vallée de Chevreuse.|
Set deep in the valley ,the present château takes on the exact shape of the landscape. As in Versailles, the transition is adjusted between Nature and Man's work.
This classical chateau was built by Jules Hardouin Mansart f...
|Palace of Versailles built in the 17th century for Louis XIV southwest of Paris near the city of Versailles ||07/15/2005||6,958|
|The Castle of Nordkirchen (Germany) was built from 1703-1734. It's very similar to the castle of Versailles.||08/11/2005||388|
|The castle of Sagonne was inhabited by the counts de Sancerre, Amboise, then by Gabrielle d' Estrées and Jules Hardouin-Mansart, the architect of the castle of Versailles. It is separated from a medieval village by an enclosure and ditches. The enormous keep shelters a vault and two rooms with painted decoration. Weapons and memories of those which remained with the castle of Sagonne are presented||12/29/2005||291|
|Les jardins du Chateau de Versailles|
Une tête de chien
|XVth, XVIth and XVIIth centuries castle. Property of Antoine Chapelle, Henri IV's Master of Smith, the castle was reshaped after 1581, from a XIIth and XIVth Templar Knights fortress. The origin of this former fief is attested from 580 where it is told about "Diocesis Gemiliacensis". In the XIVth, the castle belonged to the chatellenie of Excideuil then,In 1656, it was raised to the rank of ma...||06/20/2008||292|
|Breteuil Castle has remained the property of the same family since it was built between 1604 and 1610. Previously, the same site was occupied by Gallo-Roman villas and later by a medieval fortress, of which only the dovecote tour remains. The Breteuil family closely served the kings of France throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. The ground floor, used at the present time for receptions, is ...||01/16/2006||279|
|The Castle Neideck was first mentioned in 1219|
It was one of the biggest German castle complexes in that time.
On September the 14th in 1347, the lord of the castle, Konrad von Schluesselberg, was killed by an enemy and teh castle was destoyed
Today it is one of the most familiar emblems of the Frankonian Switzerland
|Kaunas Castle is considered the oldest castle in Lithuania. About a third of the castle survives today.|
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Kaunas Castle is located in Kaunas, Lithuania. Archeological evidence suggests that it was originally built during the mid-14th century, in the Gothic style. Its site is strategic – a rise on the banks of the Nemunas River near its confluence with...
|Dating from 1299, this Medieval castle and Royal Residence developed into a fortress in 1592 after which it was rebuilt into a renaissance castle 1637-1648. Here you can see magnificent halls, the Castle church, the Royal Mausoleum and models of the castle. Government's Reception Rooms and Banqueting Halls. ||08/06/2005||523|
|The castle Linn is a water castle in the Krefelder quarter Linn. First, there was only one tower in the 12. century. To in 14. Century the castle was continuously extended. In the year 1702 the castle was completely destroyed by Prussian troops.||07/29/2006||420|
|Olavinlinna (known as Olofsborg in Swedish, which is St. Olaf's Castle in English) is a 15th century castle located in Savonlinna, Finland. It is the world's most northern medieval stone castle. It was founded by Erik Axelsson Tott in 1475 under the name Sankt Olofsborg as an effort to protect Savonia and control the unstable border between the Kingdom of Sweden and its Russian adversary. The c...||02/03/2007||627|