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of the castle
The castle of Landal,
in one of the most picturesque sites of the department, exists since
XIIe century. The fortress whose imposing masses remain today date
primarily of XIVe and XVe century. It counted six strong towers
of which three are still upright. The large home, partly rebuilt
at the XIXe century, offers one of the great successes of the neo-gothic
style. Besieged and taken with English during the One hundred Year
old war (1354) by the Marshal of France Arnoul d' Audrehem, the
castle was set fire to by the Members of a league at the end of
XVIe century, then burned again by an English task force in 1758.
The wild and escarpé site which surrounds the castle and
the pond deserves long walks.