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Vieux-Château, Ile d'Yeu

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Historic Site
Olivier IV de Clisson built Vieux-Château to protect the peaceful islanders from foreign invasion, but it didn’t stop the pirate (according to the French) Robert Knolles from occupying the island for 37 years. The remains of the fortress still bear a sinister look against the backdrop of the sea. You can almost imagine the stalwart Sir Robert pacing along the battlements and stopping to gaze at the water. You aren’t the first to be inspired by the castle’s location, it also served as inspiration for "Herge" in the "Adventures of Tintin" comic book series. Before you head to Ile d'Yeu, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ile d'Yeu itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Ile d'Yeu has to offer, including Vieux-Château.
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  • The castle may have served as inspiration for Hergé for the Black island. Great place to walk to the departure of Portjoinville or more simply the Sabías. A definite must!
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  • Still on the West coast where wild side, stands the ruins of the castle to study under the order of King of France Louis 14... Unfortunately not much to see.
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  • A great site to see during a walk on foot or by bicycle, near a charming beach where it is good to swim when the weather.
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  • Old Castle, built in the 14th century, is located on a steep rock and isolated from the shore... he does not remember the building found on the cover of the album Tintin "The Black island", it seems that Hergé was inspired... it's a great ride and picnic site with its landscaped surroundings. Guided tour of the fortress recalls the military architecture of the 14th to the 17th century and the conditions of life on an island under the former regime.
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  • A unique place that brings us into questions about its history, its construction, and especially a view to cut blow worthy of this beautiful wild coast of the island of Yeu
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  • Magnificent castle on the wild coast of the island of Yeu.
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  • A piece of Cornwall off the coast of the Vendée.
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  • Wonderful, we will believe in a dream landscape is beautiful
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