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Castle of Domfront


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Domfront castle took place on the border between the county of Maine and the Duchy of Normandy. It was disputed between those two principalities during the whole first half of the eleventh century. William II of Normandy, soon after king of England, annexed it in 1052 after a several months siege. In 1092, prince Henry (king of England after 1100) laid hold of the fortress. He’s assuredly the builder of the rectangular keep ever visible today. King Henry II of England or his son Richard Lioheart completed the defenses. From this period probably dates the east curtain, with a suprising vaulted gallery with many arrow-slits embrasures.

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Coordinates of the castle

Castle :

Château de Domfront
Place de la Roirie
61700 Domfront

Phone : +33 2 33 30 60 60

Proprietor : city property - Listed monument

Date and schedule from the visits

The castle is open all days :

- Of 8h at 22h

Guided tour on RDV from May to October

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