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Château de Vendôme

Parc du château
41100 Vendôme
Phone : 02.54.77.05.07
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The first fortification, built in the 11th century, was a quadrangular keep at the north-west tip of the rocky promontory (outside the park we see today, in a private property called “La Capitainerie”). The mediaeval enclosure dated from the 12th century and some of its walls can still be seen today. The main
Poitiers Tower still dominates the old layout by its sheer size. It was strengthened in the 14th century. The Dukes of Vendôme lost interest in the castle and it became Crown property in 1712 but it did not receive any more care as a result.

In 1791, the castle’s ruin was ensured when it was sold off to several
owners. The majestic cedar tree planted in 1807 is a symbol of its revival as a public park. The collapse of a tower and part of the outer wall in March 2001 explains the position of the ruins today, halfway down the grassy slope.
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From Mon 01 Apr 2019 to Fri 31 May 2019
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Château de Vendôme
Address :
Parc du château
41100 Vendôme
Phone :
02.54.77.05.07